Pickleball catching on as competitive choice for younger athletes

Pickleball catching on as competitive choice for younger athletes

(June 9, 2015 Columbia, MO, www.m.columbiatribune.com)

It’s about this time each year that someone in Mid-Missouri busts out a light, feel-good piece on what you might know as pickleball, the not-so-strenuous paddle game with the goofy name that’s a hit with the senior set. But with an older crowd prepared to descend on Columbia for the Missouri State Senior Games that get underway Thursday, you can no longer ignore the serious, younger competitors the sport has lined up in events such as the accompanying Show-Me State Games of Mid-America.This is not just the leisurely, social activity you’ve seen on, say, “CBS News Sunday Morning.”  Read More…

 

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