Today I played pickleball with a group of 22 people only 3 of which I even knew a year ago when I first began to seek out venues to play pickleball . In my 40 + years of playing racket sports I have never looked forward so much to playing a sport and as matter been so consistent in regular exercise than playing pickleball which I currently play 3 times a week for 2 hours plus a session. What's the appeal, the following post describes it well:
"It’s hard for people to be social on tennis courts, since they are so big. There is a lot more competitiveness on tennis courts, which prevents people from becoming too social. Pickleball brings people together, and is a lot more fun to play than tennis. But don’t mistake having fun for a lack of competitiveness. Pickleball is quite competitive, that’s why people get hooked so easily. If you watch a few pickleball games, you will see people of all ages playing together. It’s not uncommon to see younger and older people playing against each other.
> taken from: https://www.wolfesports.com/blogs/pickleball/pickleball-popularity-is-growing-fast-in-the-united-states
Art has been playing pickleball since Nov 2017. He enjoys playing this active, low physical impact game of skill and strategy. And finds that it can be played at all levels competitively while being a wonderful way to make new friends.