Published September 30, 2015 - www.tbo.com
If tennis is too hard and table tennis isn’t hard enough, pickleball may be just right for the competitive senior who wants to stay fit.
“The sport is a combo of badminton, ping pong and tennis,” said Renee Bray, president of the Sun City Center Pickleball Club. “It’s addicting and fun.
“We have members who’ve had hip and knee replacements or have neuropathy and sugar diabetes, but they’re still able to play,” she continued. “It’s a very competitive sport for all ages and all levels.”
Pickleball rackets look like overgrown ping pong paddles but the ball is larger than a ping pong ball and smaller than a whiffle ball.
The court is smaller than a tennis court, so there’s less distance to run, but participants still get a pretty good workout.
Lynn Seevers has been playing pickleball for eight months. A regular tennis player, she likes the convenience of jumping in and out of the two games.
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