Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pickleball a hit for older crowd

August 13, 2013 - www.thenewstribune.com

RALEIGH, N.C. — Richard Claxon usually plays pickleball three or four times a week - as long as his knees can stand it.

He is joined by former tennis players, exercise enthusiasts and those simply seeking a good time. They are all generally above the age of 50, although anyone is welcome to play.

"It's a tremendous sport for older people," Claxon, 72, said. He began playing a year ago and sees the game not only as exercise but also as a social outlet.

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