Pickleball

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    by Audrey Sellers on September 14th, 2018No Comments

    Pickleball, the sport with the peculiar name, has been the game of choice for many active adults since 1965. Combining elements of tennis, ping pong, and badminton, pickleball provides exercise that's easier on the joints than tennis and a camaraderie on the court that makes the sport downright addictive. Texas is home to several 55+ communities that are big on pickleball. Here's a look at a few of them.

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    Every Friday, 55places.com wants to open the floor and hear from our readers about the topics and issues that make up daily life in 55+ communities. This week we want to know what is the one amenity not currently included in your active adult community that you really want to see added?

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    Robson Ranch in Denton, Texas will host the annual Quad States Senior Open Pickleball tournament on May 8-10. The tournament is sponsored by the USA Pickleball Association and the event is geared towards players aged 50 and better. More than 250 teams have entered the tournament and organizers are expected to host players from 17 different states.

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    by Mayra Rocha on June 20th, 20171 Comment

    Pickleball continues to be one of the most popular activities at many active adult communities across the country. Some of that popularity comes from the game’s simplicity: pickleball only requires a paddle, ball, and a small court (about a third of the size of a tennis court), and is virtually similar to all racquet sports, which makes it extremely familiar and easy to learn. The smaller court size allows players to play in close proximity to each other, which increases social interaction and decreases chances for injury.

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    Pickleball fans rejoice! The Sun City Grand Pickleball Club has ten new pickleball courts at the Cimarron Center. The official ribbon cutting ceremony marking the opening of the new courts was held on March 4th.

    by Mayra Rocha on September 20th, 201627 Comments

    Retirement is the best time to explore your favorite hobby or sport. With more retirees wanting to stay active throughout their Golden Years, more 55+ communities are adding sports courts to their list of amenities. One of those popular amenities is pickleball courts, which is all the rage at many retirement communities and has become one of the fastest growing sports in America. Pickleball was invented about 50 years ago and has swept the Baby Boomer generation because it’s fun, quick to learn, and easy on the body. Unlike tennis, pickleball is less strenuous due to its smaller court and lighter paddles, making it easy and accessible for more retirees to hit the court and enjoy this low impact sport. Active adult communities have also taken notice of this growing trend and have added more courts as well as converted existing tennis courts for pickleball use. So if you’re ready to play then grab your paddle and check out some of the best communities for pickleball enthusiasts.

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    Moving into an active adult community is rife with possibilities to stay active. Whether it means staying physically fit, being more social, or having wide-ranging experiences, life in a 55+ neighborhood means being able to do it all.

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    Pickleball: It's the most popular sport you've probably never heard of. And it's turning 50 this year. To celebrate, here are 10 fun facts about this spirited game, which is only getting better with age.

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    Pickleball is a game designed for players of all ages, yet it is particularly appealing for older active adults. The game is somewhat similar to tennis, yet its small court and light paddles take some of the strain out of the sport. Players can enjoy an active game without having to run too fast or risk a bout of tennis elbow.

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    Active adult communities are known for boasting many amenities, including a variety of sports courts to support a range of outdoor fun. Pickleball, the new game on the block, is gaining popularity among many residents. However, some community tennis players worry that this new pastime will take away from their own time on the courts.

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