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|
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.