Old timers and baby boomers are inventing new sports! The latest: Pickleball! The sport, which originated in retirement communities from Arizona to Florida, is a paddle sport on a badminton court that uses a Wiffle ball.
"We lower the net like tennis and play on a badminton court, so it kind of looks like you are playing on a gigantic pingpong table," a spokesperson said, "the sport is great for seniors because the Wiffle ball slows the game down enough so they can have fun while playing, and it doesn't involve much running, so it is easier on their bodies. "
Going Like Sixty — November 4, 2006 — Life-Stages