Pickleball Saved My Mood

“Just one more game.”

Jessica Lynn
ILLUMINATION

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Photo by Brendan Sapp on Unsplash

Who knew a bright little whiffle ball with many holes and a paddle could have such an impact? Enter the favorite national pastime, Pickleball. Pickleball makes people happy. It has me.

Truth be told, I’ve been more than a bit grumpy lately. I work for myself, so I work a lot, I have a teenager, enough said, and my human rights have been stripped from me by the “supreme” court because of my gender.

Since I found Pickleball, there’s some lightness.

Turns out, slamming a small ball across the court with a paddle was something my phyche needed.

If you’ve played the all-the-rage game, you know the addiction of which I speak. The first time you play Pickleball, it hooks you.

Grumpiness subsiding.

What is Pickleball?

If you are the one person who hasn’t heard of Pickleball, let me explain.

Pickleball is a tennis-like sport played on a much smaller court with paddles and a whiffle-like ball. It places a more gentle strain on the body than tennis. It attracts young and old.

The design of the Pickleball court, with its no-volley zone near the net, minimizes running. The doubles component further minimizes running. It’s social and…

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Jessica Lynn
ILLUMINATION

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