A former Californian now living in Evergreen wants to introduce area residents to his favorite racket sport: pickleball. The sport is a cross among tennis, badminton and paddleball.
As with tennis, the game is played on a hard court divided into sides by a net, 2 inches lower than a tennis net. But the court is much smaller, with a baseline only 22 feet from the net, meaning the play doesn't require as much stamina and running as tennis.
Players use wooden paddles and plastic wiffle balls. The serve is underhanded.