Pickleball picking up in popularity in Louisiana

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 8:37pm

It’s sweeping the nation and growing in popularity here in South Louisiana. The fast paced game of pickleball could be right for you. Are you looking to stick to your health based New Year’s resolution or searching for a new hobby? Pickleball could be just what you need.

“Individuals, regardless of age and ability, can come in and play,” BREC’s John Lopez said.

So what is pickleball?

“It’s a fun, fast paced, court game that is a combination of badminton, tennis and ping pong. You have an oversized ping pong paddle and a wiffle ball that you volley over a net,” avid player Tom Burkhart explained.

The faithful group pickleball participants at BREC’s Cedar Ridge location say it’s great for all ages.

For more information on BREC centers that offer pickleball visit http://brec.org


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