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Old 09-18-2023, 12:24 PM
 
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As a lifelong tennis player, I started playing pickleball last year, a couple of times a week. I continue to play tennis 3 times a week, both singles as well as doubles. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it as I prefer to not attack at the net in tennis. Surprisingly, I really like it, although it is quite different than tennis. With that said, it will never be a substitute for tennis for me. I play at a racquet club, and there are many seniors who play. You have to be really careful in pickleball as it is easy to fall (relative to tennis) as there are a lot of bending, jerky motions. Overall, it is a great and growing sport for seniors.
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Old 09-18-2023, 02:03 PM
 
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As a lifelong tennis player, I started playing pickleball last year, a couple of times a week. I continue to play tennis 3 times a week, both singles as well as doubles. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it as I prefer to not attack at the net in tennis. Surprisingly, I really like it, although it is quite different than tennis. With that said, it will never be a substitute for tennis for me. I play at a racquet club, and there are many seniors who play. You have to be really careful in pickleball as it is easy to fall (relative to tennis) as there are a lot of bending, jerky motions. Overall, it is a great and growing sport for seniors.
Yup, can't play it. The quick twists, bends, and squats are really bad for my back and knees. People always say it is easier on your body then tennis, but I don't see it. The length of the tennis racquet means less bending and reaching compared to that little paddle.

Even with limited mobility, I can still hack it (sort of) in doubles tennis. Pickleball is a course of steroids waiting to happen for me. Glad others enjoy it though...........just keep the courts as they are so both games can be played, please.
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Old 09-18-2023, 06:20 PM
 
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Yup, can't play it. The quick twists, bends, and squats are really bad for my back and knees. People always say it is easier on your body then tennis, but I don't see it. The length of the tennis racquet means less bending and reaching compared to that little paddle.

Even with limited mobility, I can still hack it (sort of) in doubles tennis. Pickleball is a course of steroids waiting to happen for me. Glad others enjoy it though...........just keep the courts as they are so both games can be played, please.
I've personally seen 4 people fall playing pickleball, with one person being injured pretty badly. It's interesting that so many seniors play being there is a greater likelihood of injury than some other sports. Many tennis players don't play pickleball and vice versa. With that said, I've read that some tennis pros are retiring and starting to play pickleball (e.g., John Isner).
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Old 09-19-2023, 01:40 PM
 
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Google "NYT Pickleball is expanding, tennis is mad" for a slightly tongue in cheek take on the issue.

As a tennis player, my only issues are the conversion of courts, but tennis players do tend to be the perfectionist type that enjoy the sport because it is difficult to play well. It's cousins like table tennis and presumably pickle ball are easy to pick up and have fun with even with no experience. It takes awhile before hitting around a tennis ball with another person is anything but frustration.

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Old 10-02-2023, 10:26 AM
 
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There's a lot of misunderstanding. Many think the pickleball spin serve was entirely banned by the USA Pickleball Assoc. starting in 2023. This is not entirely true. What was banned is the pre-spun ball. In other words, you no longer can spin the ball before it hits the racquet, as some professionals were doing to get additional spin on the serve. However, spin is still allowed after the ball hits the racquet.

https://www.pickleheads.com/blog/pic...spin-serve-ban
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