I am thankful for pickleball, are you?
Yes, I am thankful for pickleball just like thousands of other players around the world. This sport brings people together, provides a place for active and heathy participation and is just so FUN! I also find that new pickleball friends are always around the corner and around the world. And, my current pickleball friends are all unique “characters” that I so enjoy and love. ♥
I shared this same thought as a post on my Facebook page and the following players’ replies illustrate what the sport means to so many.
I am thankful for pickleball because:
Clare – It has opened me up to a whole new world of friends and competition! (and I can eat more turkey after 4 hours of pickleball).
Patricia – It allows me to grow as a person in a fun environment. Meet so many people and challenge myself to learn.
Jan – Gets me off the couch and in the courts. I enjoy the friendships so much!
Alex – It gets me out of the office and allows me guilt-free M&Ms / Diet Coke consumption!! (Ok, and the game is fun and the people awesome…. There’s that, too ?)
Deborah – It has helped me to find happiness while on my journey through grief.
Stephanie – It gives me a way to share my passion of competition, relationships & travel all in one!!
Bill – My wife and I have a healthy outlet for our Competitive natures!
Shannon – Allows us to go to 25+ tournaments a year and has catapulted us out of retirement into a full time business…. that we love!
DeAnne – Provides me with friends that I call Family, activity for health and socialization for my personality… Keep on Living One Game at a Time!
Andrew – For 0-0-2 and the promise of wonderful things to come!
Agatha – It gets me off of Netflix and gave me a new healthy addiction.
Anne – It’s an athletic endeavor that my husband and I can enjoy together, I’ve met some fantastic folks and made some great friends.
Susan – I love all the great people I’ve meet! And I also love the competition and laughter on the court!
Sally – I’m thankful for the opportunity to be active, and always meeting great people. Planning and playing in tournaments has added a level of daily joy and happiness that keeps my mind sharp, my health excellent and a gives me amazing friendships!!
Skip – Pickleball is a life saver. Great exercise and many many good people that play. Awesome game.
Chris – It has introduced me to so many wonderful people and new friends.
Orlena – I get to meet new people and challenge myself ?
Carolyn – It changed my life over ten years ago! And it’s why I get out of bed in the morning! So many friends and a great job! Can’t say how thankful I am!
Pauline – I just feel so great after getting some exercise on the courts and all the laughs.
4 comments on “Thankful for Pickleball”
my brother graduated from odea in seattle in 67. his running mate on bball court was jim crouse any relation to the crouse family in the book history of pickleball? phil
AND, DeAnne influenced me to go to Montego Jamaica for a one week, pickleball holiday……..she’s going to teach me almost everything she knows.
Great people, fun time, plus a little exercise thrown in !
Plus, I can still clear the floor when I jump to intercept a lob.
Friends and arch enemies (added zest and incentives) alike.
Ben Gay ointment.