Potomac Brief: Pickleball Spreads to Potomac

Potomac Brief: Pickleball Spreads to Potomac

A sport called pickleball is coming to Potomac. A launch is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Potomac Community Recreation Center. Center director Peter Selikowitz says the sport is similar to tennis, but is played at a slower pace making it attractive to seniors.

"It's really, really popular among 55 to 80 year olds," he said. "It like a cross between tennis and table tennis, but on a badminton sized court."

Played with a paddle and a plastic ball, pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Montgomery County Pickleball Ambassador Sylvia Bell is scheduled to attend the launch. Selikowitz says all levels of experience are welcome.