The Pickleball Craze

Pickleball is America’s fastest-growing sport. It has captured the hearts of millions. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. It’s played on a smaller court than a tennis court but on a lower net. Tennis is played on a larger court with a higher net. It has a different racket design and so on. In terms of gameplay, pickleball is characterized by a slower pace. There’s an emphasis on strategy and placement, which makes it popular among players of all ages. Pickleball is a competitor to tennis, which is fast-paced, and therefore, it requires a higher physical endurance, and age is a limit in a fast tennis game.

The equipment also differs. Pickleball paddles are smaller and made from wood, graphite, or composite materials. And therefore you need special pickleball equipment. But pickleball is not all about fun and games. With its rising popularity, this sport leaves a trail of injuries, particularly among seniors. This results in a hefty financial burden on the healthcare system.

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