Why is pickleball so addictive?

by elizaled on Apr 17, 2015

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In just about every news article and video, people say pickleball is so addictive!  We asked folks what they mean when they say that pickleball is addictive.  Here is what we found out:

Janice Hobson wrote: It’s great exercise and the people you meet are instant friends.

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Jeremy Sabin answered: People who like to be competitive love the game. Everyone can pick it up easily and be competitive. It takes more than brute strength. It takes finesse! Kids can learn quickly and be competitive - not like other sports.

Anonymous quipped: 'If my wife would allow me to play 8 hours a day, I’d play 8 hours a day.'

Paul May wrote: 'I believe the game is so addictive because you seldom get the same shot twice. Always a different height, speed and angle. It requires practice which yields exercise and all while you are having fun. Enjoyable social heckling, all in good fun, adds to the allure of the game.'

Gigi LeMaster writes: 'It’s a fun, social game. Easy to learn, you get better at it fast. You can play it anytime, anywhere. You can play for fun or competitively. It’s inexpensive.'

I asked my co-workers and got these replies:

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John wrote: 'I love it because I can play with so many different people. My wife is not a sports nut, but she enjoys the game. My daughter is 13 and my son is 23 and all of us can play together. And then when I get playing Jared or David, I can get more competitive.'




Judy replied: 'For me, the sound of the ball hitting the paddle and the quick rallies at the net are the most addictive parts of the game.'

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As for me, it gives me a chance to be competitive without much experience coming into the game.  It also provides me with plenty of opportunity to laugh at myself, which I dearly need to do on a daily basis!

So, what is your response to why pickleball is so addictive?  We'd love to hear from you!