Pickleball is gaining some traction in Henry County as players dig into the game from all age groups. This article discuss’s the local take off of the sport in the area and how to play pickleball. So exciting to see this sport taking ground in all these communities. If you have a great story to share please send us an email.
[ MCDONOUGH – A growing craze in Henry County combines badminton, tennis and ping pong, and even has an unusual name — Pickleball.
If you have ever found yourself walking into the J.P. Moseley Recreation Center on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning and heard what appears to be the pound of tennis balls, you probably heard a friendly match of Pickleball. The sport gives people of all ages a fun and unique way to get plenty of exercise throughout the day.
Pickleball was started in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Wash., by Joel Pritchard, a former congressman from Washington State, and Bill Bell, a successful businessman. The sport was named after Pritchard’s cocker spaniel Pickles, who spent his time chasing after balls that his family would hit while they were playing. Read More Here ]
Source: Henry Herald