Uniqueness of Pickleball
While pickleball is very similar to several racquet sports, it is totally unique in itself. Imagine playing ping pong on a tennis court. Due to the paddle (vs a racquet) and the make of the pickleball (plastic vs pressurized rubber), there is very little power and speed in this game, thus bringing the unique social aspect of the game of pickleball…women can play equally with men. This coupled with the fact that the game is primarily always doubles and the court is much smaller than a tennis court brings in another fascinating uniqueness, there is rarely a need for a lot of running making it a perfect game for those of us who are naturally aging out of those sports we once loved and can no longer play at the same level.
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America for many reasons. It is ideal for the aging, but it is also very easy to learn and enjoy no matter the athletic experiences one brings to the court. And finally, one of the most intriguing aspects of the game to me is its challenge. No matter what level one attains, I would argue there is always room for improvement each and every game we play.
And BTW…it’s no longer a “Geezer Sport”! The ages are getting younger and younger for the enjoyment of the sport. And there is a lot of growth in the kid’s programs beginning as early as 8 years of age.
See you on the court!