Pickleball is the fastest growing recreational activity for older adults. Besides being a great way to maintain an active lifestyle Pickleball is fun, social and a game that can be played by all ages. The game is very big in Florida, Arizona and Texas and it is exploding north of the border both in numbers and demographics. Active members of the Ottawa Pickleball Association Solange, Diana and Mike tell us what Pickleball is and why it is so popular.
Pickleball is a combination of three sports: tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. It can be played on a court indoors or outdoors. The game of Pickleball was developed so that all members of a family could participate so the rules were kept simple.