Thursday, July 9, 2015

Having a (pickle) ball

Published July 8, 2015 -
BELLEAIR – After just five months on the pickleball court, Mary Stiegler lost 10 pounds and found her new favorite sport.

In the past, Stiegler tried to play golf, but just wasn’t very good at it. When a friend suggested pickleball at the beginning of the year, Stiegler decided to give it a shot. She swapped her golf clubs for a pickleball paddle and hasn’t looked back since.

Now, she bounces between games at the Long Center and drop-in matches at the Dimmitt Community Center, playing pickleball for hours at a time.

“The people are such fun and it’s such good exercise,” Stiegler said.
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