Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America.
Pickleball is a fun game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It’s played both indoors and outdoors.
The game is played on a badminton-sized court over a slightly modified tennis net. It is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes in it and can be played either as doubles or singles.
The sport has experienced explosive growth in America and Canada in the last decade. It is growing fast abroad, especially in Europe and Asia.
Throughout the country, community centers and private clubs are adding pickleball courts.
The game is especially popular with senior citizens because it gives the same benefits as tennis without the strain to knees that a normal tennis game entails.
In Johnson County, the game is played on several courts at the New Century Fieldhouse and at the Blue Valley Recreation Center in Overland Park.