Pickleball instructor Jonathan River, at right, helps new players learn the game at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)
Feature, Sports

Pickleball craze catches on at H-F racquet club

The H-F Racquet & Fitness Club is helping residents learn to enjoy the fastest-growing sport in the country – pickleball.

Pickleball was designed by dads who wanted to entertain their kids while on vacation. The game was first played in 1965 in Washington state. Since then, this fast-moving game is especially popular among senior populations in California, Arizona and Florida, but the sport has gained a following with players of all ages.

Monica Zackary practices her pickleball serves at the H-F Racquet & Fitness Club. Two pickleball courts are made from one tennis . . .

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