Saturday, June 14, 2014

Pickleball, shuffleboard bring out competitive streak in senior citizen community during Masters Games of Alabama

Published June 12, 2014 -

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- The 2014 Masters Games of Alabama takes place this week at the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center. Today's hot sport? Pickleball.

Masters Games of Alabama, Huntsville
More than 170 senior citizens are competing in this year's Masters Games of Alabama. (Sarah Cole/

The name may sound a little strange to those unfamiliar with the sport, offering up some interesting images of what actually takes place during a game, but it's surprisingly "normal" and extremely competitive.

The sport is internationally known and extremely popular in the retirement community. Rumor has it that Tony Horn, a somewhat local who brought the game to Huntsville, named it after his dog, Pickle.

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