As the title states, I’m interested in getting a picture of who the typical pickle ball player is, whether you came from tennis, whether you play both, or is it a new sport that you took up from another form of recreation or something else.
Fairly accurate description of a typical pickle player. I play both tennis and Pickleball. Lately as tennis activity has waned in my area, I’m playing more pickle than tennis. I prefer tennis but you can only do solo tennis for so long. I could drive 50-60 miles but we have a lot of Pickleball courts here so no reason to do that. Pickle is social and a lot of fun. It’s also good exercise. I don’t enter tournaments just social play.Play both. Typical player is retired, non athletic and banger who really has no interest in improving and has no idea of how to play doubles, let alone little if any court etiquette.
Tennis players are the best at pball, but a few pretty good players I know come from racquetball. If you can find four like minded similar skillset players, you will enjoy the game a lot more.