Peggy Gerhard is addicted to pickleball. So is Lucy Snavely, George Hockenbrocht, Kristin Reifsnyder, Jerry Clark, Jake Deary and Aaron Besnoff.
The list goes on and on, with as many as 80 to 100 pickleball addicts right here at the Lititz recCenter.
That’s not pickles, by the way. It’s pickleball.
What is pickleball? It’s a popular paddle sport that combines elements of ping pong, tennis and badminton. The court is smaller than a tennis court, but way bigger than a ping pong table.The net is set lower, just off the ground. The paddle is much like a ping pong paddle, but larger. The ball is a wiffle ball. The game is played in doubles, often combining men and women to get a range of skills. It can be played indoors or outdoors. It can be played by all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities.