Though it has been around for about twenty years, the last five has seen tremendous growth. It is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA today.
Pickleball is a simple paddle game, playing a special perforated slow-moving ball over a tennis type net, on a badminton-sized court. A game is won by the first side to reach eleven (11) points but will continue until won by a two point margin.
Tennis is played year-round on Dutchess County. Multiple loctions offer both indoor and outdoor courts for men, women and children of all skill levels..
The U.S.Tennis Association (USTA) organizes leagues, along with individual tennis facilities. Dutchess County is part of the USTA;s Eastern Division and its teams compete locally, regionally and nationally.