Pickleball is a sport that I have been playing a bit more of recently, and it is definitely growing in popularity throughout the US. While I prefer tennis still, playing Pickleball is a nice change of pace and much easier on the body.
Pickleball is a lot easier than tennis, and anyone who can play tennis can quickly catch on. I would say Pickleball is like a bigger version of ping-pong, but a lot easier as well. Pickleball is also good for people of any age group because there isn’t a lot of movement required to play; the court is pretty small, and Pickleball is more about being able to hit angles and volleys than anything else.
Another reason Pickleball is good to try out is that the learning curve isn’t as steep as tennis, which means even beginners can catch on pretty fast. Also, unless someone is really good at pickleball, you can normally come up with pretty fair teams. The scoring and rules of Pickleball are a bit unusual, but once you play it enough you get the hang of it.
Nowadays, I see more and more Pickleball courts popping up. However, in order to make sure you always have one, you can get a set that allows you to play most places. As long as you have the paddles, ball, net, and lines, it is a lot easier to set up pickleball anywhere than trying to find tennis courts.
Pickleball Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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