Pickleball is a unique form of exercise. Although it’s been around for a long time, the sport is rising in popularity everywhere thanks to its low barrier of entry and avid fans.
Here at Sonoma Fitness, we are excited to offer Sonoma’s first dedicated pickleball courts. Read on to learn more about this thrilling new addition and what it can provide your workout experience.
What Is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. The nets are lower than tennis, and the court is much smaller, so players don’t have to work for months and months to make it to a beginner level.
This sport has been around for over fifty years, gaining a cult following. Recently, it shot into popularity thanks to retirees and celebrities like Matthew Perry of Friends fame.
Why Play Pickleball?
One of the best ways to connect with people is through sports, and pickleball offers the opportunity to do just that in a low-intensity setting. It’s emerging into the spotlight and becoming available for people of all levels everywhere.
Pickleball is also an excellent form of activity. It involves moderate aerobic work, pushing players back and forth as they work to score for their team. It also works on hand-eye coordination, a critical skill for those entering the later years of their life.
If you’re interested in playing pickleball, feel free to check us out our Pool Club! The pickleball courts will be available at the Sonoma Fit Pool Club in Summer 2023!