Published January 25, 2017 - www.tampabay.com
TAMPA — Buddy Hall has had to replace his right foot three times in about three months, all because of his passion for pickleball.
Fortunately, Hall doesn't have to shell out cash every time. The $3,500 foot attachment for his prosthetic right leg comes with a three-year warranty.
A toned man of 58, Hall spends four to five mornings each week dashing about a pickleball court, where the stop-and-start action of the game puts a lot of stress on the carbon fiber foot. He thought pickleball — a combination of tennis, ping-pong and badminton — sounded kind of silly when friends first suggested he play.
"I did it one day, and I got hooked,'' he said.
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