Monday, March 2, 2015

Pickleball makes debut Thursday in Rome

Published March 2, 2015 -

A sport with an unusual name may lure Rome’s active adult community into even more activity as pickleball starts up Thursday at the Thornton Recreation Center.

Pickleball is a game similar to tennis, according to Tammy Bryant, special populations coordinator for the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority,

“It is sort of a combination of tennis and ping pong,” she explained. “It can be played indoors or outdoors. The net is lower and the paddles are bigger.”

Bryant said the game is a great alternative for seniors who are worried about the stress a full game of tennis could put on their bodies.

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