Published March 4, 2018 - www.northwestgeorgianews.com
More than 100 players from as far away as Macon and Birmingham, Alabama, took over Thornton Recreation Center for the inaugural Rome (GA) Pickleball Classic.
The four-day event wrapped up Sunday.
“It’s one of the fastest-growing sports in the country right now,” said organizer JP Selle, the tennis director at Coosa Country Club.
Over the past few years, it has become a staple at both the country club and at Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation facilities.
Played with a paddle and a plastic ball, pickleball combines elements of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. According to Lisa English and Logan Yerbey — who trounced their finals opponents in mixed doubles — it’s the sport Baby Boomers have been looking for.
What makes it such a great fit?
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