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                                                                   One of the reasons that pickleball is so popular is that it
      	                                                          is easy to learn and play. Unlike other sports like tennis
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                                                                   skill or athleticism to play. The game is also easy on the
        Pickleball is a sport that is taking South Jersey, the     body, making it a great option for older adults or those
 Exclusive Lake Balaton - Pickleball Tour  country and the world by storm. This fast-paced game,   with disabilities. The sport is also very social and

        which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and          encourages teamwork, which is another reason why it is
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            with a net similar to a tennis net, using a hard paddle and   centers, parks and recreation facilities, schools and
                                                  a plastic ball with holes. The rules and scoring are
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             ­                 similar to those of tennis, but the ball is served under-  fitness centers, and also in private clubs. The social
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              	      hand and players are not allowed to play volleys at the   aspect of the game is one of the reasons why it is so
                                                      popular among older adults. Many find that they feel
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                    net.                   more connected to their community when they play
                         The popularity of pickleball is on the rise, with more and   pickleball, which can help to reduce feelings of isolation
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      	      Ž                  Another reason that pickleball is so popular is that it is a
 Regensburg  Lake Balaton  €  ­               ‰       gaining popularity among younger players and is   great way to stay active and healthy. The sport is not
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    €  ­                 ­          tion of the United States of America Pickleball Associa-  requires a lot of running and quick movements, which
	                              tion (USAPA) which is the governing body for the sport   helps to improve cardiovascular health and overall
        in the United States and works to promote and develop
 Scan the QR code to learn   pickleball across the country. They also organize nation-  fitness. The sport also helps to improve hand-eye coordi-
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             Players are focusing their free time and even their
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                                       an unprecedented rate, and for good reasons. With the
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                    Hungary and playing pickleball through four European   likely that the pickleball craze will continue to grow in
 Travel  countries, are becominging more and more popular.         popularity in the coming years.

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