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The purpose of this meetup is to Have FUN with Pickleball in and around Hayward.

If you are not familiar with Pickleball, here is a short video with an example of what it looks like to play Pickleball.


"This is a group for anyone interested in playing Pickleball or equally important, for anyone who wants to learn how to play the sport. Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer wiffle ball.

Although Pickleball appears to be very similar to tennis, there are key differences that make Pickleball more accessible to a wider range of players, particularly children and seniors. Chief among these differences is the speed of the Pickleball ball which typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball.

Equally important, however, is the size of the court which is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court. This smaller area combined with the slower moving ball makes Pickleball much easier to play than tennis. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Originally invented as a backyard pastime, Pickleball is now an organized sport represented by national and international governing bodies. Pickleball is addictive and as a result, the sport is spreading rapidly across the country. In fact, Pickleball is one of North America's fastest growing sports. Join us and find out why."(quoted from "Bay Pickleball Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/San-Jose-Pickleball-Meetup/)" [San Jose], one of our listed sponsors)

This group is intended to be a member-run group. In other words, the group will have only as many activities as you, the members, collectively suggest and organize. The more you pitch in, the more recreation choices you will have.

There are many other great places to play pickleball around the Bay Area.

1. http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Pickleball-Alliance/

2. http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Pickleball/

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