Ever wonder what Pickleball is? Many do and we’ve learned a lot about its background and the health benefits it provides to today’s students. Recognized as one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, the activity encompasses elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It practically gives each participant something to sharpen their mind and body. The sport is growing in popularity and it’s not just for kids! Teams are usually between two and four players and requires the use of solid wooden paddles and a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Whiffle Ball, played over a low-slung net.
Students and instructors each think it’s a great way to relax and reenergize during the school day. “This activity allows students to have fun, while fine tuning their motor skills,” said RCS Middle School Physical Education teacher Megan McClave. “It’s a fast growing activity and provides a lifetime fitness option for people of all ages. The students love playing and it’s a great addition to the RCS Physical Education department curriculum.”
If your child or friend is talking about Pickleball take notice. It creates great energy and can help beat the winter blues, while keeping you sharp and having fun. Pick up a paddle and find out if it’s for you!