Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Get Your Pickleball Game On


Pickle-ball
Pickleball is available at French Lick Resort

Although the name sounds a bit funny, Pickleball takes ball-and-paddle sports to another level. This lively game is played on a badminton-sized court with a special paddle and small ball. The net is lower than for most such games, which allows older adults to join in on the fast-paced fun. The game can be played with singles, doubles or mixed doubles, and all ages can enjoy the sport.


Pennsylvania Senior Pickle-ball Games
The rules make the game more accessible for older adults who can also enjoy playing without the usual painful joins. In Pickleball, the ball must bounce once on each side before volleys are allowed.

Pickleball was invented in 1965 near Seattle, Washington and has grown immensely as Baby Boomers become older. In fact, over 2-million people play Pickleball in the US alone, and it is now a recognized sport of the National Senior Games.

If you’d like to try your hand at Pickleball, contact the Valley Links Golf and Activities Center. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children (6 -12 years old), which includes equipment and court rental. To reserve a court and schedule a game time at (812) 936-8042.

By Joy Neighbors