Published January 26, 2015 - www.jacksonville.com
The question comes up a lot in conversations about pickleball, said George Catalano of Jacksonville.
It seems there are two types of people in the world: those who know about pickleball, and those who don’t.
But the number who know about the sport — and are getting on the courts and playing — is quickly increasing. It’s been called the fastest-growing sport in America.
Pickleball is described as a combination of tennis, badminton and pingpong. The game is played with a solid paddle and a plastic, perforated ball resembling a Wiffle ball.
Because pickleball is low-impact but gets the heart rate going, it’s becoming especially popular with the 50-and-up crowd.
Catalano, who is 72, has been playing for five years. Until he picked up a paddle, he had never heard of pickleball either.
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