BATTLE OF THE PADDLE
Pickleball is the “fastest growing sport in America” per NBC News and has arrived at the YMCA of Coastal Georgia!
This increasingly popular game combines the elements of tennis, badminton, and Ping-Pong for low-impact, fast-paced fun for people of all ages and skill sets, using a wiffle ball and a wooden paddle on a short court.
The game is played on the same size court as a doubles badminton court. On singles or doubles teams, players hit and volley plastic balls over the net, using paddles that are smaller than tennis racquets but larger than Ping-Pong paddles.
- The net is low and the ball is light, so it’s a great exercise for people at all fitness levels.
- The court is smaller than a tennis court, which means less running and more opportunities to socialize and make friends.
- It’s easy to learn, easy to play, and easy on the joints.
Interested in trying it? We’re thrilled to share that pickleball is spreading to almost all of our YMCA branches. All levels of skill are welcome to join in.