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Sweet sport, sour name: Pickleball grows in popularity

It's no secret that daily exercise leads to good health. But it can be challenging to find an activity that keeps you coming back day after day.

We're learning more about a fun sport that gets people off the couch and outside. It's the sport with a funny name, it's called pickleball. As we found out, from the moment you give it a shot, you'll be hooked.

It's part tennis, part ping-pong, and part badminton.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America.  Pickleball expert, Ryan Manchester gave us the background of the game that many call addictive.

"You can play anywhere indoors or outdoors," said Manchester. "We have four courts on one tennis court and it's great because it keeps people active."

The game is played on a surface that is 1/3 the size of a tennis court and uses many of the same rules. This sport is low impact and easier on the joints, making it a popular activity choice for senior citizens.

Just give it a try and you'll be hooked on the sweet sport with the sour name.

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