New Pickleball Courts Open at Compass Pointe
Pickleball, the sweet sport with a sour name, has grown tremendously in popularity over the last few years. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States! And, folks at Compass Pointe have gotten in to the Pickleball spirit, too! Residents recently celebrated the GRAND OPENING of Compass Pointe’s new courts!
One of our neighbor’s commented: “The pickleball courts are awesome. I feel like a professional player when I am out there! The surface of the court cushions my feet and insures a comfortable, enjoyable experience. Love-Love-Love them!”
To understand why people are so excited about this craze, we first have to know what it is exactly…
Pickleball is a paddle sport that uses a plastic whiffle ball type ball and combines the elements of ping-pong, badminton and tennis to create a game that is fun and exciting for everyone.
Although Pickleball is played on a court, the rules of the game more closely resemble table tennis or badminton than traditional tennis. The game begins with one side serving the pickeball. Both sides must allow the pickleball to bounce first before hitting it with the paddle at least one time from the start of the game. Thereafter, players may hit the ball without allowing it to bounce. A player or team scores points only when they are serving. A pickleball game is played to 11 points and a win must be by 2 points.
The rules are easy to learn and follow and can be made to be as competitive as you like! And, with a court about ¼ the size of a tennis court and the ability to play singles or doubles, Pickleball is also a social sport. The close proximity and multiple players allows for conversation to flow easily as you play.
If you haven’t played pickleball yet, now is the time to see what all the fuss is about! We’ll see you out on the Compass Pointe courts!
The culture of Compass Pointe is centered around resort-style living…every day! With wonderful North Carolina weather, an ideal location for retirement, amazing amenities – like Pickleball — and tons of friends and neighbors …what’s NOT to love about life at Compass Pointe?! If you have any questions about life at Compass Pointe, we’re here to help!
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