Published July 15, 2015 - www.nganews.com
There is a sport with a funny name that’s gaining popularity in North Georgia and Western North Carolina, and it’s called pickleball.
You can’t really call it a ‘new’ sport anymore since it dates back to 1965 with 4 million players worldwide, but since its taken 50 years to reach this area, you could definitely call it ‘new’ to Union County.
After acquiring quite a following in Fannin and Towns Counties, Clay County, NC, and Murphy, NC, pick-leball, which is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping-pong, and played with a ball similar to a wiffle ball, is set to invade Union County in the near future, and long-time pickleball player and coach, David Block will be offering classes for beginners at Meeks Park on Tuesdays for those who want a leg-up on the competition before it takes over, and everybody is doing it.
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