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HOW TO PLAY PICKLEBALL

Try your hand at a game that's part tennis, part badminton, part ping pong.

To play pickleball - no actual pickles are used!  Two to four players use over-sized ping-pong paddles to hit a wiffle ball over a 3-foot net on the court.

The rules are similar to tennis, but slightly different to allow for a more relaxed pace.  For example, a serve must be hit underhand and each team must play their first shot off the bounce.

Although the pickleball was invented in Washington state in 1965, it's really been taking off across the country!  At the Y, pickleball games are run like pick-up basketball games - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on weekdays - and people can just show up during the designated times.

Pickleball is a game for all ages, and is especially popular among older adults who want to exercise competively.  It's a great way to stay fit and make social connections.  The USA Pickleball Association claims it is the fastest growing sport among seniors.