For pickleball enthusiasts, this is a sport to relish
(July 6, 2018 Portland, ME, www.pressherald.com)
Pickleball is much more than a fad. It’s risen to the status of sensation.
500 enthusiasts descended on Portland this weekend for the USA Pickleball Association’s Atlantic Regional. The three-day event, at The Racket and Fitness Center through Sunday, is the largest racket sport tournament ever played in Maine – and possibly the largest in the Northeast.
The event is drawing players from Canada and 25 states, including Texas, California, Idaho and South Dakota. Competition includes singles and doubles play at varied skills levels for players from age 19 to 80 and above.
The sport with the silly name is gaining in popularity at such a clip that devotees say it’s only a matter of time before it’s as well-known as other sports. Read More…