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    Pickleball

    Are any of you pickling?

    I love this sport.

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    This is a game of which I had not heard until now.

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    I was champion of my middle school two years in a row!

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    Isn't it old people tennis?
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    I prefer a few sets of hide the pickle.

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    I was class champ. Platform tennis is better
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    https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon...just-too-noisy

    https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/ne...ement-request/

    It's pretty controversial around here. The tennis elite do not approve.
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    Girlfriend's folks have a court in the yard. It's a great game but my skills decline rapidly with a couple beers. The shit talking increases though.

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    If your too uncoordinated to play tennis or badminton get yourself some white velcro shoes and pickle away.

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    Played pickleball in high school. Fucking LOVED it
    Decisions Decisions

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    All the rage with the retired groups around here, have heard of a number of injuries that shuffleboard players probably would not experience.

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    High school gf and her husband are way active around Clare/mid-MI...Looks pretty damn fun!
    Something about the wrinkle in your forehead tells me there's a fit about to get thrown
    And I never hear a single word you say when you tell me not to have my fun
    It's the same old shit that I ain't gonna take off anyone.
    and I never had a shortage of people tryin' to warn me about the dangers I pose to myself.

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    My 80-year old dad pickles. Fun game!

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    So MT junior was a pretty serious HS tennis player before getting the senior-itis. We were in Hilton Head Island for a week and he hit a day or two at smith-sterns. Walking into that place, jueasus, the "wreeekkk" of the paddles was just defining. I bet there were 30 pickleball courts raging and 15 empty tennis courts. think the minium age for pickleball that day was 60.

    but to the op, it's tennis for pussies and old people.

    now get off my lawn.
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    there's no place to play tennis in the winter where i live so it's nice to have this in the gym. I like being able to spin and curve the shots like in pingpong....not sure if you can really do that with tennis.

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    and I find it interesting how being younger and athletic isn't as much of an advantage as one would think....strategery!

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    It's basically ping pong where you stand on the table, use shitty rackets and a fucked up ball. I remember it being fun as hell in high school though.

    Go to 8:22. I tried to embed it there but failed. Or, just watch the whole thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldeath View Post
    I was class champ.
    This thread is not about Dungeons & Dragons. Please pay attention Andrew.
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    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


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    It's tennis for pussies.
    I though that was called "tennis."


    I'm kidding. Sort of.

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    ^ if you are saying what i think you are I wouldn't argue the point (see avitar).

    Where I'm at, though, it's a pretty big passtime for when you have a family and buy a house. esp. considering we are about 2k miles from any serious skiing. google "ALTA" sometime see what comes up. While there is little "real" risk, it does take a surprising amount of athleticisim. Pickle ball requires virtually none.

    Kinda like the drill team girl calling the Majorette a nerd. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARSHALL TUCKER View Post
    ^ if you are saying what i think you are I wouldn't argue the point (see avitar).

    Where I'm at, though, it's a pretty big passtime for when you have a family and buy a house. esp. considering we are about 2k miles from any serious skiing. google "ALTA" sometime see what comes up. While there is little "real" risk, it does take a surprising amount of athleticisim. Pickle ball requires virtually none.

    Kinda like the drill team girl calling the Majorette a nerd. YMMV.
    Living in Charlotte my google searches always come up with Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association. Not the fucking epic powder alerts I want. I understand.

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    you know you secretly want to join a team. Own it.
    "Can't you see..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    I like being able to spin and curve the shots like in pingpong....not sure if you can really do that with tennis.
    Yes it is possible.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    . I like being able to spin and curve the shots like in pingpong....not sure if you can really do that with tennis.

    YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!!!!


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