Pickleball New Craze Invades Beach Cities
In 1965, three Bainbridge Island, WA dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum, whose children were bored with their usual summertime activities, – put their heads together to create the newest craze that is sweeping across the US and Canada.
In the early years the game had no name but as it progressed in popularity one soon became necessary…
Here’s why Hank Haney was at the PGA Show preaching the gospel of … pickleball?!
ORLANDO — The most interesting thing I saw at the PGA Merchandise Show wasn’t a hands-free push cart, virtual-reality golf goggles or even that hulking robotic swing-groover thingy endorsed by — who else? — Bryson DeChambeau.
Nope, the most interesting thing I saw was Hank Haney playing pickleball.
Pickleball Sweeping San Clemente
The fact that anyone can play pickleball is what drew Capistrano Beach resident Buzz Buster to the similar-to-tennis sport. Buster, who is 81 years old, wanted to maintain his active lifestyle.
“I’ve played sports my whole life. I’m 81 now, and it’s hard for people in my age bracket to continue to play sports like basketball and tennis. Pickleball has been wonderful. I play all over the area.” Buster said.
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