Thursday, June 1, 2023


Do you play Pickleball?

Pickleball is popular! As Gail Marsh wrote in a previous article about the sport, “Pickleball is the sport that increased in popularity from 3.4 million participants in 2019 to a whopping 4.2 million players in 2020 just in the United States alone. [In 2021, it grew to 4.8 million in the U.S.] Those are the most recent stats from SFIA (Sports and Fitness Industry Association) regarding this relatively new, popular pastime. Even the pandemic hasn’t slowed the growth of this sport. Up more than 20 percent again last year, Pickleball’s unprecedented rise in popularity makes it the fastest-growing sport in the country.”

Do you play Pickleball? If not, why don’t you give it a try? It sounds fun! Read the rest of Gail’s article on the sport here.


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11 months ago

I used to play a t on of tennis and not at a patty-cake version. Pickleball and racketball are second nature to me. Both are great fun. However, in my 80’s now, I prefer to watch and think about what once was. IF you get my drift.

11 months ago

Great low impact slower game compared to tennis. Good for older adults.

11 months ago

Only Kosher dills on ham and Swiss cheese on rye.

Neal Davis
11 months ago

Never played, but I have heard of it.

Ed K
11 months ago

Had to look it up to see what it was. Not the least bit interested in it in any form or fashion.

11 months ago

Interested, but , NoJoy.

Gary G
11 months ago

I eat pickles and peanut butter sandwiches, does that count?

11 months ago

We play all the time and are looking for RV resorts that have pickleball courts. It a sport that is very easy to be OK at. It is perfect for people of all ages. We have been beaten by players in their 80’s as limited mobility does not always play a factor. Just knowing where to hit the ball does. The underhand serve, lighter paddle, small court usually played by four people makes for a fun social game as well as a good bit of exercise.

11 months ago

No I do not.I play shuffleboard at tournament level.

Bob p
11 months ago

I eat pickles, I don’t play with them. Lol

11 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

Man I was going to say that!

11 months ago

Looks like fun but physical limitations prevent that kind of activity

11 months ago

Not yet but I may in the future.

11 months ago

I do not, however my husband does. At least 5 days a week, 3-4 hours a day. Not to mention he is a fitness nut to begin with. He really enjoys pickleball, tennis, running, bicycling, rowing and the list goes on and on. I really enjoy he is out of the house! When he got a new paddle he had me out in the driveway hitting the ball back and forth, nothing I enjoyed!

11 months ago

Nope and no interest in playing.

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