2021 is finally here! If you are looking for something fun and new on Long Island, get in the game with some Pickleball which is the fastest growing sport in America. I know what you are thinking...what is Pickleball? Well, it is a cross between ping-pong, tennis, and badminton. To play, you need a Wiffle ball, a paddle that is bigger than a ping-pong paddle, a net that is a few inches shorter than a standard tennis net, and a badminton size court. Pickleball is quickly becoming the hottest sport in the United States because it is a social sport that can be played in pairs or couples, it is very easy to learn, it can be played indoors/outdoors all year round, and is easy on the joints.
At the same time, Pickleball is also an athletic game because it gets your heart pumpin', challenges your reflexes, and is fast-paced. This is even a competitive sport because there are Pickleball tournaments held all across the United States. There are lots of places on Long Island to play, such as Pickle N Par in Melville, Brookhaven Parks and Recreation in Centereach, or Francis P. Kelly Park in Lake Grove. So come on out and join the fun this 2021!