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Pickleball Anyone?

Okay this "sport" has completely taken the US by storm.

It's combination of badminton, pingpong and tennis... It is beyond fun to play and anyone can pick it up (especially ping pong players, badminton players, squash and tennis players). But actually, most can pick up this sport. As a reference, I come from a pretty athletic family and my sister never played any sport growing up, but she took up Pickleball during COVID and she is good! Shocking but true

There is a venue in Zurich (Kusnacht Goldbach) and this such a fun sport. Here is the link to the website:

www.pickleball-club.ch

They play Wednesday afternoons from 2- 4:30 pm as well as Tuesday evenings.

If interested, click on the website and enter your contact details. The administrator will send a doodle link. It is only CHF 5.05 each time one plays.

I highly recommend as it is so much fun and would suit almost anyone. Great exercise, lots of fun and good practice for those like me trying to learn Swiss German. (We have a few English speakers but the majority are Swiss )

Give it a try if you can
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Old 14.09.2021, 23:26
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Re: Pickleball Anyone?

I saw four teenagers play it on the lawn while in the US. They loved it!
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Re: Pickleball Anyone?

So this is like "uni tennis"?
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So this is like "uni tennis"?
Not sure what you mean regarding "uni tennis".

Here is a video of the National Mixed Doubles Championships with perhaps arguably the best mixed doubles team (Ben Johns and Simone Jardim) to get a sense of how the game is played - albeit at a very high level

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyZ5bcJvZRs
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Not sure what you mean regarding "uni tennis".

Here is a video of the National Mixed Doubles Championships with perhaps arguably the best mixed doubles team (Ben Johns and Simone Jardim) to get a sense of how the game is played - albeit at a very high level

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyZ5bcJvZRs
Ah, that is cool. Video is much better to understand the rules. Thanks.

And yes, this will be niche here for a good while. Still struggling with how niche field hockey is - which our son is playing, and is tiny outside of Holland and to some extent Germany.
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Ah, that is cool. Video is much better to understand the rules. Thanks.

And yes, this will be niche here for a good while. Still struggling with how niche field hockey is - which our son is playing, and is tiny outside of Holland and to some extent Germany.
We lived in Amsterdam back in the day and the Dutch love and excel in field hockey. I think Pickleball appeals to older tennis players like me who appreciate the finesse of the sport - notwithstanding the smaller court

Can't believe I used the term "older" to describe myself - but it is what it is as my late Mom would say!
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Sounds good!
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