It’s Pickle-MANIA!



It’s taken me a while, but I’ve finally done it. I’ve officially joined the pickleball craze, and it’s a game-changer! My family has been all about pickleball for a few years now, and I was always the odd one out – sticking to my trusty tennis racket and the occasional game of racquetball. But after years of sideline spectating, after being invited to play with a group, I finally caved and gave pickleball a shot. Let me tell you, it’s like discovering the secret sauce of racquet sports!

After playing just four times, I’m officially hooked. It’s like the perfect blend of all the sports I love. The court is smaller than a tennis court, and the rules are a bit more forgiving, which is great for someone like me who’s used to sending tennis balls flying into the court next to me. The rallies are fast, the action is intense, and I never realized how satisfying it is to hear that distinctive “pop” sound when the ball connects with the paddle. My tennis racket might be feeling a bit neglected, but I’m pretty sure it understands – pickleball has stolen my heart.

Now, I can’t help but wonder why it took me so long to join the pickleball party. It’s not just a game; it’s a full-blown addiction. The family’s been telling me this for years, and turns out, they were onto something. So, if you’re on the fence about giving pickleball a whirl, take it from a former tennis and racquetball die-hard – your life is about to get a whole lot more “pickle-tastic”!

Let’s go on a pickleball journey, let me know if you play, where you play, and when you play!

  • Chris Kennedy

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