Pickleball popularity is increasing in Virginia


Pickleball might not yet be a household name in some locations. However, it is growing rapidly in popularity throughout the state of Virginia. People of all ages around the State have fallen in love with the fast paced game of pickleball. So why is this old game  becoming so popular as of late? What makes it different from its competitors? Learn more about the fun sport of pickleball and its growing popularity in Virginia below.

What Is Pickleball? Does it Involve Pickles?

Pickleball is a paddle sport that is very similar to tennis, but it also possesses characteristics similar to badminton and ping pong. It does not however, involve eating any crunchy pickles. The game is played on a tennis like court but with different dimensions and a different sized net than tennis. It can be played as singles or doubles and the only equipment needed by the player is a pickleball paddle. The latest pickleball paddles are typically manufactured with composite materials such as a polymer, or nomex, but traditional pickleball paddles were made from wood. During game play each player will attempt to hit a perforated ball over the net to volley until a point is scored making for a fun and addictive game anyone can enjoy.

Why is Pickleball Becoming So Popular?

So why is pickleball becoming so popular in Virginia? One of the main reasons is that it is a game that virtually anyone can play. It is great for kids, teens, seniors and even middle-aged individuals. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, most people that try pickleball for the first time find it fun and exhilarating and can’t wait to play again.

Another reason the sport is becoming popular is simply accessibility. In the past it has been difficult to find pickleball courts and equipment in Virginia. This has changed greatly during the past few years as more and more pickleball courts have become available. Pickleball courts are now more  accessible than ever before with suitable courts throughout the state. Pickleball equipment such as pickleball paddles, pickleballs, nets, and pickleball sets can be found online at niche sites such as the Pickleball Paddle Shop or regionally across the state in many local sporting goods stores that supply paddle equipment. You can find pickleball courts in rec centers and tennis court areas all around Virginia.

One more reason is that pickleball is a great form of exercise and many Virginians are very health conscious and always seeking new fun ways to get exercise. This is why many of them get up bright and early in the morning for a good walk. Of course, it is true that walking and jogging can be boring and so many Virginians have searched for something different that will not only provide exercise but also a bit of a thrill. Pickleball could very well be the solution that they’ve been looking for. Even when played at a low intensity, pickleball can be a great exercise and is a ton of fun. Pickleball has really become a great way for many Virginians, young and old,.to get exercise and have a lot of fun too.

Where to Play Pickleball in Virginia

Are you interested in experiencing pickleball for yourself? If so, you should not hesitate to get out there and give the game a try! Find some friends, pickleball paddles, and a court near you today! Whether you’re just looking for a good time, or you want to challenge yourself, you’ll love playing pickleball in Virginia with friends. The best site to find places to play pickleball near you in Virginia is Places2Play which keeps an updated list of pickleball courts nationwide. So what are you waiting for? Go out and play some pickleball today!


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