Published May 15, 2017 - www.tallahassee.com
The 75-year old Byrd, who spent 34 years in the hustle and bustle of Southern California as a librarian at Van Nuys High School, has returned to the slower and quieter life of her native North Florida. At least until she steps on the Pickleball court in her driveway or at Jack McLean Park, Premier Fitness Center or the Tallahassee Senior Center.
Then she quickens her pace and reaction time to keep up with the fast-paced game played on a 22’ by 44’ court and hears the constant, distinct sound of the Pickleball hitting her paddle. “Pickleball is my friend,” she said. “It’s now in my heart.”
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