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fidreamer

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Pickleball
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:37:23 AM »
So I left my job in June (46 y.o.), and this fall I started playing pickleball 2x/week with some of retired folks at the local rec center.  The second time I played I pulled some kind of muscle and had to hobble off the court which was pretty embarrassing.   However, since then I have had so much fun playing!  It's a great workout, and I have met some really nice people.  I can't believe I get to do this instead of going to work.  Life is good.

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 11:43:32 AM »
Some people claim it is the fastest growing sport in the US, so I guess we can all look forward to spending our golden years on the court.  I played a while back with a 90 year old lady who was fierce.
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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 11:50:05 AM »
I've played it in a 55+ community in Florida. Great time. My brother and I paired up on a team for a tournament, we're both early 30's and my brother is a hell of an athlete and tennis player. 

We did pretty well, mainly because we were much younger.  Then we got up to some 70+ YO guys that played a lot. And were former pro athletes in their youth.  They frustrated the hell out of us. Grandpas beating us in sports?? Wtf!  Frustrated us beyond belief.

Super fun game though.  I'm starting to see it in a lot more places up north. 


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fidreamer

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 04:19:43 PM »
Great retirement game.  I hope it is moving north because that's where I am.  Need more courts. ; )

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 07:00:00 PM »
I play tennis and dislike pickleball due to sound of that hard plastic ball on those wooden paddles!  Pickleball is becoming pretty popular around this area though and quite a few of the seniors that I play tennis with also play pickleball from time to time.

fidreamer

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 07:25:10 PM »
I play tennis and dislike pickleball due to sound of that hard plastic ball on those wooden paddles!  Pickleball is becoming pretty popular around this area though and quite a few of the seniors that I play tennis with also play pickleball from time to time.

I love that sound!  ; )

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Re: Pickleball
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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 09:13:11 PM »
Yes! Pickleball is SO MUCH FUN! I just picked it up this January, and play pretty regularly now at a local community center. And I've never done any sport before, aside from some ping pong as a kid, if that counts. A lot of people say it's like playing ping pong while standing on the ping pong table.

We have a lot of underutilized tennis courts in this area - I'd like to see some pickleball lines painted on them. Also, pickleball can be played when it's wet out (depending on how slippery the surface is) , because the ball doesn't get soaked, unlike tennis.

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Re: Pickleball
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 11:04:27 PM »
Have played tennis fro 40 years ..... started playing pickleball 2 years ago & love it!  I play 3x/week & tennis 1x/week.  It's become a big part of my early retirement!  It's pretty popular here in Vegas & on the West coast in general.