By Frank Nadasdy – Pickleball Coach
I admit it. I’m an addict. So why would The Paseo Club hire someone who openly admits such a thing?
Because I’m a Pickleball Addict. How did this happen?
I’m not really sure. I was a tennis player who planned on playing into my nineties. I wanted to play tennis every weekend so I put together a foursome every Saturday and Sunday for 24 years. Many days there were 7 or 8 courts playing. But now that’s all gone… because of my addiction.
But that’s okay because pickleball is the fastest growing addiction and sport around. My name is Frank Nadasdy and I love introducing people to the game. It makes me feel great when I see the light go on over a new player’s head when they begin to understand how the game is played. It’s the only game that I know that the better you get, the softer you hit the ball. It seems like a strange concept but I look forward to meeting you and showing you the game.
C’mon down to the pickleball courts for a drill class Tues/Weds/Thurs at 9:00 am. Use The Paseo Club App to reserve your spot. Space is limited.
It only took a few weeks and I was hooked. It could happen to you!
While I too confess being an addict pickleball had brought the joy and laughter back into my life for the love of sports. Growing up as an athlete and playing all competitive sports my number one goal and sport was to be the best tennis player ever. Going on 39 years of tennis being a part of my life, pickleball is the most fun I have had in a long time. Having the joy and laughter back in something I get to do for a living makes this addiction worth admitting to.
Frank and I are often asked how do we get started playing pickleball? Do we have to start playing tennis in order to play pickleball. Like many sports it takes time to learn the craft however one reason pickleball is addicting is because you really only need to learn 3 skills from the start. Within the first 10 minutes you get hooked into wanting more and learning more. Fun fact, when playing 90 minutes of pickleball you are moving about 3.5 miles.
The popularity of the game has turned the addiction into something so great and that is inclusivity. All ages, genders and levels can play together. More times than not when you come down to the courts and play you get this euphoric feeling and all other problems and issues go away. Between the laughter, smiles, and music playing in the background you can’t help but want more.
Now that pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North America you see everyone playing. Between the leagues we run, drop in play, drill classes and special events everyone is wanting more. Bring your friends, your family and come out and become addicted to what makes us all happy and smile.