As the game of Pickleball is sweeping the nation, our local swim and tennis club we belong to hosted a Pickleball/Tennis Adult Social on Friday night. Son Ryan and I signed up as soon as the date was dropped for the event. We had a ball...pickleball, that is!
According to Wikipedia, Pickleball started in 1965 and is a racket or paddle sport where two or four players hit a perforated, hollow plastic ball with paddles over a 34-inch-high net until one side is unable to return the ball or commits an infraction. Pickleball is played indoors and outdoors.
I'd compare it to a little bit of tennis, badminton, and squash/racketball all smooshed together.
We do not have rackets...yet, and I haven't played it since before the pandemic (one time). Ryan played one additional time over my one time. But that didn't matter. Once we figured out the rotation of players and the scoring, we did well enough on a warm Friday evening. We even changed partners with other players, which brought even more fun to the game. It was all friendly, with a couple of courts filled with higher-level play (not us). I must get some practice on the serve.
In one match, I was paired with a lady named Diane. The two other ladies on the other side of the net said that I shouldn't worry about names because we are all Dianes! If you know the John Mellencamp song "Jack and Diane," I was the Terri and Diane's for the rest of the night.
Hubby Bill stopped by to check out the fun and take a few photos. The one photo below is me with the Dianes. I have the red tank top on in the background and then with Ryan taking a break between matches.