How to Play Pickleball Like a Pro

Mary Goodwill
Pickleball paddles


In recent years, a sport has been quietly gaining momentum in many Hometown America manufactured home communities across the nation. Pickleball has captured the hearts of young and old alike. 

What is pickleball? 

  • Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, and has emerged as a favorite sport, surpassing tennis in popularity.  
  • When compared to tennis, pickleball is played on a smaller court with a lower net. Players use paddles and a plastic ball. 

I am not good at tennis. Can I still play pickleball? 

  • Yes! Pickleball’s rise to fame among our residents is attributed to its inclusive nature.  
  • This scaled-down setup makes it easier for beginners to pick up the game quickly, reducing the learning curve associated with tennis. Pickleball’s simplicity and the relatively low cost of game equipment make it more accessible, giving more people an opportunity to experience the physical and mental benefits of regular physical activity. 

Is pickleball for all ages? 

  • Pickleball is played by residents of all ages and fitness levels, encouraging more individuals to join in on the fun.  
  • As a result, pickleball clubs have sprouted up in many Hometown America 55+ and all age communities coast to coast, providing a social outlet for residents and fostering a sense of belonging.  

Can I play pickleball with a partner?  

  • Pickleball can be played using a doubles format, where teamwork and communication are essential. Playing with a partner encourages social interaction, communication, and the formation of lasting friendships.  
  • Pickleball tournaments and leagues have become regular events at Hometown America manufactured home communities, drawing participants and spectators alike, creating a vibrant and supportive atmosphere. 

What are the benefits of playing pickleball? 

  • Pickleball provides social and physical benefits. It brings communities together, fostering a sense of camaraderie and promoting general health and wellbeing.  
  • It combines elements of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and agility, providing a full-body workout. The low-impact nature of pickleball makes it suitable for individuals of varying fitness levels, including seniors looking for a gentle yet effective way to stay active. 

At Hometown America, we are thrilled at pickleball’s widespread appeal. Its popularity is a testament to its ability to unite residents living in Hometown America communities across the nation, while promoting overall health and wellbeing.  

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a beginner looking for a fun and social way to stay active, pickleball offers a welcoming environment where the joy of the game is only surpassed by the bonds formed on the court. So, grab a paddle and experience firsthand how pickleball is transforming communities and enhancing the quality of life for all who play. 

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