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Roadtreking: If headed to Florida, better learn pickleball

From the bloggers at Roadtreking.

Actually, amend that headline. Pickleball is everywhere. In fact, its leading proponents claim it is the fastest growing sport in North America, though verifying that is not easy to do.

But there is no doubt that the sport, invented in 1965, is now hugely popular, particularly among retirees and in campgrounds, RV resorts, retirement communities and the like across Florida and the Sunbelt. Further, many snowbrird return to their northern homes each spring and bring their love of the game back with them.

Pickleball players keep the courts of the Silver Palms RV Resort on Okeechobee, FL busy from sunrise to sunset most every day.

There are no numerous places to play in all 50 states and there are regular tournaments sponsored by its own official organization, the USA Pickleball Association.

To read the full story by Roadtreking, click here.

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