Feb 19, 2015 5:09 PM by News Staff
The Chico community now has a place to play a fast growing sport with a very unusual name.
The Chico Area Recreation and Park District opened several new pickleball courts Thursday at the 20th Street Community Park.
Pickleball is a growing sport for two or four players which shares features of other racquet-based games including a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications.
Players use solid wood paddles to hit a wiffle-type ball over a net. The game involves less physical exertion than tennis so it is a popular activity with seniors, but is also fun for young people who want to play a fast-paced game that helps hone hand-eye coordination.
Until the opening of the Chico courts Thursday, the only place to play pickleball locally was in Durham.
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