What is pickleball, and why is everyone obsessed with it?
My parents celebrated their wedding anniversary last year with their first vacation since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and not only did they come home refreshed and tan, they came home obsessed with a game called pickleball that I could not understand.
No dilly in this pickle: Why Pickleball has become a popular new sport for so many
For those clamoring for a World Pickleball Day, you’re about to get your wish. The first-ever World Pickleball Day is set for Saturday, which will bring promotional opportunities and publicity for those who love the sport. Pickleball is a net sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, according to USA Pickleball. As far as sports go, Pickleball is relatively new, since it was invented by three men in 1965 near Seattle, Washington, according to USA Pickleball. To become an official Olympic sport, Pickleball needs to be recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
Pickleball junior singles national champion, Wyatt Stone, is determined to grow sport
NEW BRAUNFELS – Pickleball is the nation’s fastest growing sport and a New Braunfels' 15-year-old, Wyatt Stone, is determined to be at the forefront of increasing its popularity among youth players. Wyatt, who was first introduced to pickleball just over two years ago in August 2018, has since amassed 32 medals. “Since then it’s just gone way up in my interest in what I’ve wanted to do for pickleball.”Later that same year in November, Wyatt became the USA Pickleball junior singles National Champion for his age division. He works with coach, Matt Laz, an International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA) Director and master teaching professional. He also became an IPTPA Level II certified pickleball teaching professional last summer wanting to grow the love of the sport in others.
Chicken N Pickle-San Antonio demonstrates pickleball for Instant Replay Team
SAN ANTONIO Pickleball is the countrys fastest growing sport and Chicken N Pickle San Antonio General Manager, Ashley Ellis, and Pickleball Pro, Aaron Trost, demonstrate how to play as well as provide a tour of the new venue.