Pickleball For All: The Cross-Generational Power Of Play
(October 19, 2017 Santa Cruz County, CA, www.npr.org)
It’s a bright fall morning in Santa Cruz County, Calif., and the tennis area at Brommer Street Park is overrun with dozens of people. But they aren’t here for tennis. Instead, cadences of pick-pock sounds fill the air as doubles players — many in their 50s and older — whack yellow Wiffle-like balls back and forth on eight minicourts.
This recreational craze, which has an estimated 2.8 million players nationally, has a quirky name: pickleball. Read More…