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Old 02-08-2015, 09:11 AM   #21
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Outabout, there's another sport you might want to look into called Paddle Tennis.

The court is slightly longer than pickleball but the same width. The paddles are bigger and have holes in them and you use a tennis ball.

It plays much more like tennis than pickleball so you might really like it since you're tennis players.
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Old 02-08-2015, 09:48 AM   #22
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Outabout, there's another sport you might want to look into called Paddle Tennis.

The court is slightly longer than pickleball but the same width. The paddles are bigger and have holes in them and you use a tennis ball.

It plays much more like tennis than pickleball so you might really like it since you're tennis players.

Thank you Lisa, it looks very interesting, may just have to try it out :-)
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When I was a kid, older people played something called shuffleboard. Is pickleball its successor?

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I played quite a bit of tennis growing up and friends here persuaded my wife and I to try pickleball. To me it's like a cross between tennis and pingpong. It is great fun, highly addictive, and wildly popular here in small-city Colorado.

I tore a calf muscle though playing it and it's taken months of rest and PT to heal, and in talking to others on the courts there are lots and lots of stories of bum knees and more than one of a popped achilles. It may be "geezer tennis" but it's still a ballistic, centrifugal motion sport so make sure you're good and warmed up before playing, have adequate flexibility and (probably most important) don't go for every shot. It's a really fun sport but thought I should share some hard-won cautions.
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I played quite a bit of tennis growing up and friends here persuaded my wife and I to try pickleball. To me it's like a cross between tennis and pingpong. It is great fun, highly addictive, and wildly popular here in small-city Colorado.

I tore a calf muscle though playing it and it's taken months of rest and PT to heal, and in talking to others on the courts there are lots and lots of stories of bum knees and more than one of a popped achilles. It may be "geezer tennis" but it's still a ballistic, centrifugal motion sport so make sure you're good and warmed up before playing, have adequate flexibility and (probably most important) don't go for every shot. It's a really fun sport but thought I should share some hard-won cautions.
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It may be "geezer tennis" but it's still a ballistic, centrifugal motion sport so make sure you're good and warmed up before playing, have adequate flexibility and (probably most important) don't go for every shot. It's a really fun sport but thought I should share some hard-won cautions.
Awesome advice! My DH hurt his back playing but it was because he was throwing his body around like a crazy person... he definitely goes for every shot.

We also have a friend that is now having knee problems because of playing but she and her husband play competitively and play at least 4 hours/day 5 days/week. Anyone's joints would wear out with that kind of abuse!
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