Try Playing Some Pickleball!

By: Esther Apt

Even though summer isn’t here yet, do you want to stay active? Try an indoor game of Pickleball!

“Pickle what?” you might ask.

Pickleball is an exciting sport that is a combination of Ping-Pong, tennis, and badminton. It has been enjoyed for over 20 years by people of all ages, especially adults. This mini-tennis game is played on a badminton-size court using a wooden paddle and a plastic whiffle-type ball. Even though Pickleball may be new to you, Bob Eney, the Pickleball Ambassador for Carroll County in Maryland, tells us that Pickleball has been around since 1965 and is played around the world.

“It is a great game for people of all ages including seniors,” he says. “It’s a fun way to get some great aerobic exercise and socialize at the same time!”

Try something new!

Pickleball is pickin’ up at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC! Join us on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. as representatives from the USA Pickleball Association give interactive lessons the first hour and we enjoy game play during the second hour.  For more information, contact Melissa Berman at 410.559.3593 or email mberman@jcc.org.

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1 Comment

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One response to “Try Playing Some Pickleball!

  1. I love to play pickleball. It is such a fun game. I’ve been hooked on it for a couple of years and now I play 2 or 3 times a week, as a senior.

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