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    What is Pickleball and Why is it So Popular

    October 28, 2019

    It seems that people in every 55+ community in Conroe TX are wild about Pickleball. Just what is this game and why is it so popular?

    Pickleball has been described as a cross between tennis and ping pong. The game is played on tennis court that has boundary lines added. The “racquet” is more like a ping pong paddle, and the ball is a whiffle ball.

    Overall, the game is less strenuous than tennis because of the smaller play area, lower net and lighter ball. Pickleball is also usually played doubles, so there are two people on each side. It can also be played in a singles version. Pickleball is a very social game and is perfect for couples to play together. It’s also inexpensive to play, although high-end paddles are on the market for more serious players.

    The game has long been a standard in RV parks and 55+ communities, but in the past few years many more courts have been installed in public parks and recreation centers. The USA Pickleball Association says the sport has seen a 650% increase in popularity over the past 6 years.

    League play has also become popular. League games usually last about 15 minutes and are more fast-paced than casual games. Pickleball involves strategy as well as physical prowess, so it keeps the mind as active as the body. It also has unique rules that are different from any other racquet-based sport.

    Pickleball is just one of the popular amenities available at the Villas at White Oak Ranch. The lakeside 55+ community has an amenity center, swimming pool, fitness room, bocce ball and more. Lake Conroe provides the perfect setting for activities like swimming, boating, fishing and water skiing.

    Residents benefit from the Villas’ lock and leave lifestyle. They can take off for an extended trip and come home to a neatly trimmed yard and well-maintained home. There are no worries about arranging for the care of the yard and home while they’re away. It’s all taken care of at the Villas at White Oak Ranch. The community is gated for added privacy and security.

    Pickleball and many other fun activities can be part of your everyday life at the Villas at White Oak Ranch. Call us today at 936-703-5445 to schedule your personal tour of our outstanding 55+ community in Conroe TX.

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