Friday, January 25, 2013

No, they don’t hit pickles with paddles
The Clayton News Star,, January 23, 2013

"It’s a lot of fun and great exercise but is easier on the body than tennis, which is why it appeals to a lot of senior citizens,” said Joe Vartanesian, ambassador for Wake Forest in the USA Pickleball Association. “One of the great things about pickleball is that it can be played on a tennis court, in a gym or any place where we can put a net up.”

The group is looking to expand and is inviting anyone who would like to participate. Newbies can borrow paddles to make sure the game is a good fit for them before making the $30 to $60 purchase. The Triangle has other pickleball groups, including those that meet at Optimist Park and Brier Creek Community Center.
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