Tuesday, May 2, 2017

U. S. Open Pickleball Championships


Last week Naples hosted the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships.  
There were 1,300 competitors on 46 courts at East Naples Community Park.


Pickleball is new to me but is fast becoming popular.  It is a tennis-like game played on a smaller (badminton-sized) court with a hard (ping pong-like) paddle and a hard (whiffle ball-like) ball.

8 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

That's a new one to me!

William Kendall said...

I've never heard of it before.

Lois said...

It's new to me too, but it looks like fun.

Taken For Granted said...

Thank you for this post. I did not know anything about pickleball. I am sure they will all cheer the champion.

Bob Crowe said...

I've never heard of it, either, but I love the name. Imagine playing it with real pickles.

Linda said...

My husband started playing this last month. There's a local group and it's suitable for older adults.

jennyfreckles said...

New to me too, not sure we have this - though no doubt it'll arrive one day.

Kay said...

It certainly looks as if Naples is ready for the popularity of this game!