Pickleball gains popularity across nation
MERRICK - As the warm weather approaches, some sports enthusiasts are taking part in the growing sport of pickleball.
Invented about 50 years ago, pickleball is a mix of three sports, including ping pong, badminton and tennis.
The game is played by hitting plastic balls over a net with ping pong-like paddles on a badminton-sized court.
The game is now played in all 50 states and has a growing fan base of more than 100,000 pickleballers.