5 Things About Pickleball I Wish I Knew Sooner

5 Things About Pickleball I Wish I Knew Sooner

Oh sure, pickleball looks like a fun, laid-back game between friends. But once you step onto the court, you realize there's so much more to it. Below are just a few things you may have never known about pickleball until you started playing:

1. IT HAS ITS OWN LANGUAGE: When you first heard the word 'dink' did you think it was a dance move? Or ever hear of a 'kitchen' where no cooking happens? Well, in pickleball, that's the norm. This game comes with its own lingo that could leave non-players scratching their heads, making it feel like you've entered a secret society where only members understand the language. 

2. LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN: If you thought you'd just play a quick game, think again. What starts as a "short" 30-minute session often turns into a 3-hour pickleball marathon. Time flies when you're having this much fun (who needed to eat dinner, anyway?)

3. EVERYONE WILL KNOW YOUR NAME: The pickleball community is like the set of “Cheers” - a place where everyone knows your name. The courts are buzzing with energy and camaraderie, making it a fantastic place to socialize and make new friends. 

4. DITCH THE GYM MEMBERSHIP: Say goodbye to tedious gym routines. Pickleball sneaks in a full-body workout while you're too busy enjoying the game to notice. You'll get fit, improve your reflexes, and have a blast – all without setting foot in a gym.

5. THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT: Never thought you'd be a DIYer? Well, pickleball might change that. From crafting the perfect paddle rack to planning your dream backyard court, there's a whole world of pickleball DIY resources out there, thanks to YouTube and other social media sites.

Which of these are you most surprised by? And what other things about our favorite game did you not expect?


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