by William Bretherton
January 14, 2012
William Criswell, a Holly Springs resident, plays a game of pickleball with friends Friday morning at the east Cherokee home of Tom and Ann Earley.
Tribune photo by Todd Hull
“One of the things we do is have potlucks,” said Bill Hess, about his group’s game in the Lake Arrowhead neighborhood. “It’s even more of a social thing because people come around the table with their wine, and some of the wives will come and sit around. Then, eventually, they will come to a court and hit the ball back and forth.
“It’s just a very relaxed atmosphere. You come to play, but playing is just part of it.”
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