Popularity of pickleball is picking up
Meadow Lane Park, near 115th and Farnam Streets, is where the action is for area pickleball players. Two tennis courts at the park have been converted into four pickleball courts, which are smaller and marked off differently. What's pickleball? One player describes it as “pared-down tennis.” Another just calls it “giant pingpong.” Rich Severson of Omaha, above, and Bill Feekin of Council Bluffs, below, play at Meadow Lane Park.
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:00 am
One of the first things you notice about pickleball is the sound it makes.
The sport — a cross between tennis and ping-pong with elements of badminton — is played on indoor and outdoor courts with a solid-faced paddle and a ball slightly heavier than a regular Wiffle ball. When paddle connects with ball, the resulting “pop” can be heard from far away.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:00 am.