Pickleball Community in my Hometown :
PB is growing leaps and bounds in the Portland-metro area! The people I've encountered are almost always extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful in teaching beginning players.
I appreciate that they haven't turned it into an expensive sport like skiing and golf but have kept it accessible to all. We are lacking in covered and indoor facilities at this point.
Pickleball Experiences :
I first saw some people playing PB at a local park and thought it looked like fun. I looked up the sport and its history and decided to give it a try in June 2020, taking a few lessons first. I play 2-3 times per week but hope to do more soon.
I love that I'm getting exercise while having fun and that it's among a wonderful group of people who I'm starting to get to know. Great social activity for me, a very extroverted person!
By next spring or summer I would like to try playing in some tournaments. I'm going to treat myself to a trip to Naples, FL in November to take some lessons at the academy where Simone Jardin runs!
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