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It’s a great game. Surprisingly easy for people who would not consider themselves to be great athletes to pick up and enjoy. The nature and rules of the game also have a way of bringing say a very good tennis player down a few notches. Good game for couples followed by cocktails.

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27 minutes ago, HouTex said:

It’s a great game. Surprisingly easy for people who would not consider themselves to be great athletes to pick up and enjoy. The nature and rules of the game also have a way of bringing say a very good tennis player down a few notches. Good game for couples followed by cocktails.

At the Final Four Mark Few and Scott Drew destroyed all challengers.

 

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On 4/23/2021 at 12:26 PM, HouTex said:

It’s a great game. Surprisingly easy for people who would not consider themselves to be great athletes to pick up and enjoy. The nature and rules of the game also have a way of bringing say a very good tennis player down a few notches. Good game for couples followed by cocktails.

All. Of. This.  (From a formerly good tennis player who also enjoys cocktails).

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On 5/5/2021 at 9:35 AM, gyroprotagonist said:

lol, i saw a 'professional' mixed doubles pickleball match?/game? on TV (was not even the ocho) last week.  took me a while to figure out some of the rules like they had to be behind some line to hit the ball back over.  

Yeah inside of that line is called the "kitchen".  You can't be in the kitchen and hit the ball without it first bouncing and you can't step into the kitchen after hitting a ball you hit out of the air (i.e., didn't bounce first).

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Spectacularly fun game!  As a former tennis player, it is easy to pick up and be competitive.  Learning to dink and overall strategy takes a little time.  Lots of old college tennis players playing pb tournaments these days.  Our neighbor built a court and Friday evenings are doubles and drinks.  

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Nude Pickleball Is Taking Off

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Nude Pickleball Is Taking Off

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Nude pickleball is … er, um … busting out all over.

Naturist resorts from coast to coast are finding out that nudists want more pickleball – just like the majority of people who don’t do their dinking in the raw.

Nude pickleball is beating the pants off its competition.

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Clothing-optional resorts are advertising their pickleball facilities, holding tournaments, and putting in more courts to meet the demand.

Mike Sullivan is a USA Pickleball ambassador and a resident of Cypress Cove Nudist Resort in Kissimmee, Florida.

“Pickleball is the biggest sport here by five times,” Sullivan said.

Pickleball at Cypress Cove began modestly 14 years ago when a couple visiting from England drew chalk lines on the two tennis courts there.

Five years later, the resort had its first two pickleball-dedicated courts. Five years ago, those two courts multiplied into six, and today pickleball is the most popular recreational pursuit at Cypress Cove, with 172 dues-paying nudists playing there seven days a week.

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“Nothing else comes close,” Sullivan said. “Tennis is dying. Most of them have died off or hurt their knees. I think they have eight people left.”

The only recreational pursuit other than pickleball that is holding its own at Cypress Cove is cornhole, a bean-bag tossing game that is similar to horseshoes.

“That’s just a drinking game,” Sullivan said. “They play four hours a week, and it’s scheduled around happy hour. We play pickleball all the time.”

Sullivan is arranging home-and-away pickleball matches with other Florida nudist resorts and getting ready for his community’s July 4th pickleball tournament, which is called the “Clothing Independence Day Tournament.”

The nudist resort keeps cultivating new players with ball machines to practice drills, lessons and encouragement.

“We tell people, just bring your tennis shoes. We provide the paddles and the balls,” Sullivan said.

People who play pickleball in the nude say that it’s much more comfortable than playing while clothed. There’s no sweaty, clinging clothing to deal with, and it’s easier to cool down after playing a few games.

“As with anything nude vs. clothed, it’s the feeling of the sun and the wind on your body and the freedom of it,” said Larry Ford, who owns the Clothing Optional Home Network, and operates from the Alpenglow Ranch, a nudist bed-and-breakfast resort in Bend, Oregon.

Alpenglow Ranch put a pickleball court in the middle of its 50 secluded acres about five years ago. The resort has a gated entrance and a quarter-mile driveway to afford nude pickleballers an extra measure of privacy.

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“It’s very recreational play here,” Ford said. “The host couple plays 4.0 pickleball, but it’s not competitive play. And our guests love to be able to play nude.

“A lot of people book here just to play nude pickleball.”

Back in Florida at the Eden RV Resort, a nudist camping spot in the Pasco County community of Hudson, about 30 people play clothing-optional pickleball every day, said general manager Tracy Pangburn.

The resort’s one pickleball court isn’t enough, Pangburn said.

“We’re putting in a second court,” she said. “I had to get rid of the shuffleboard to make room for pickleball.”

 

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Nude Pickleball Is Taking Off

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Nude pickleball is … er, um … busting out all over.

Naturist resorts from coast to coast are finding out that nudists want more pickleball – just like the majority of people who don’t do their dinking in the raw.

Nude pickleball is beating the pants off its competition.

Nude Pickleball Is Taking Off | Pickler Pickleball

Clothing-optional resorts are advertising their pickleball facilities, holding tournaments, and putting in more courts to meet the demand.

Mike Sullivan is a USA Pickleball ambassador and a resident of Cypress Cove Nudist Resort in Kissimmee, Florida.

“Pickleball is the biggest sport here by five times,” Sullivan said.

Pickleball at Cypress Cove began modestly 14 years ago when a couple visiting from England drew chalk lines on the two tennis courts there.

Five years later, the resort had its first two pickleball-dedicated courts. Five years ago, those two courts multiplied into six, and today pickleball is the most popular recreational pursuit at Cypress Cove, with 172 dues-paying nudists playing there seven days a week.

Nude Pickleball Is Taking Off | Pickler Pickleball

“Nothing else comes close,” Sullivan said. “Tennis is dying. Most of them have died off or hurt their knees. I think they have eight people left.”

The only recreational pursuit other than pickleball that is holding its own at Cypress Cove is cornhole, a bean-bag tossing game that is similar to horseshoes.

“That’s just a drinking game,” Sullivan said. “They play four hours a week, and it’s scheduled around happy hour. We play pickleball all the time.”

Sullivan is arranging home-and-away pickleball matches with other Florida nudist resorts and getting ready for his community’s July 4th pickleball tournament, which is called the “Clothing Independence Day Tournament.”

The nudist resort keeps cultivating new players with ball machines to practice drills, lessons and encouragement.

“We tell people, just bring your tennis shoes. We provide the paddles and the balls,” Sullivan said.

People who play pickleball in the nude say that it’s much more comfortable than playing while clothed. There’s no sweaty, clinging clothing to deal with, and it’s easier to cool down after playing a few games.

“As with anything nude vs. clothed, it’s the feeling of the sun and the wind on your body and the freedom of it,” said Larry Ford, who owns the Clothing Optional Home Network, and operates from the Alpenglow Ranch, a nudist bed-and-breakfast resort in Bend, Oregon.

Alpenglow Ranch put a pickleball court in the middle of its 50 secluded acres about five years ago. The resort has a gated entrance and a quarter-mile driveway to afford nude pickleballers an extra measure of privacy.

Nude Pickleball Is Taking Off | Pickler Pickleball

“It’s very recreational play here,” Ford said. “The host couple plays 4.0 pickleball, but it’s not competitive play. And our guests love to be able to play nude.

“A lot of people book here just to play nude pickleball.”

Back in Florida at the Eden RV Resort, a nudist camping spot in the Pasco County community of Hudson, about 30 people play clothing-optional pickleball every day, said general manager Tracy Pangburn.

The resort’s one pickleball court isn’t enough, Pangburn said.

“We’re putting in a second court,” she said. “I had to get rid of the shuffleboard to make room for pickleball.”

 

Cornhole and nudist resort had me cracking up

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Nude Pickleball Is Taking Off | Pickler Pickleball

Nude Pickleball Is Taking Off

JUNE 2022 FRANK CERABINO

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Nude pickleball is … er, um … busting out all over.

Naturist resorts from coast to coast are finding out that nudists want more pickleball – just like the majority of people who don’t do their dinking in the raw.

Nude pickleball is beating the pants off its competition.

Nude Pickleball Is Taking Off | Pickler Pickleball

Clothing-optional resorts are advertising their pickleball facilities, holding tournaments, and putting in more courts to meet the demand.

Mike Sullivan is a USA Pickleball ambassador and a resident of Cypress Cove Nudist Resort in Kissimmee, Florida.

“Pickleball is the biggest sport here by five times,” Sullivan said.

Pickleball at Cypress Cove began modestly 14 years ago when a couple visiting from England drew chalk lines on the two tennis courts there.

Five years later, the resort had its first two pickleball-dedicated courts. Five years ago, those two courts multiplied into six, and today pickleball is the most popular recreational pursuit at Cypress Cove, with 172 dues-paying nudists playing there seven days a week.

Nude Pickleball Is Taking Off | Pickler Pickleball

“Nothing else comes close,” Sullivan said. “Tennis is dying. Most of them have died off or hurt their knees. I think they have eight people left.”

The only recreational pursuit other than pickleball that is holding its own at Cypress Cove is cornhole, a bean-bag tossing game that is similar to horseshoes.

“That’s just a drinking game,” Sullivan said. “They play four hours a week, and it’s scheduled around happy hour. We play pickleball all the time.”

Sullivan is arranging home-and-away pickleball matches with other Florida nudist resorts and getting ready for his community’s July 4th pickleball tournament, which is called the “Clothing Independence Day Tournament.”

The nudist resort keeps cultivating new players with ball machines to practice drills, lessons and encouragement.

“We tell people, just bring your tennis shoes. We provide the paddles and the balls,” Sullivan said.

People who play pickleball in the nude say that it’s much more comfortable than playing while clothed. There’s no sweaty, clinging clothing to deal with, and it’s easier to cool down after playing a few games.

“As with anything nude vs. clothed, it’s the feeling of the sun and the wind on your body and the freedom of it,” said Larry Ford, who owns the Clothing Optional Home Network, and operates from the Alpenglow Ranch, a nudist bed-and-breakfast resort in Bend, Oregon.

Alpenglow Ranch put a pickleball court in the middle of its 50 secluded acres about five years ago. The resort has a gated entrance and a quarter-mile driveway to afford nude pickleballers an extra measure of privacy.

Nude Pickleball Is Taking Off | Pickler Pickleball

“It’s very recreational play here,” Ford said. “The host couple plays 4.0 pickleball, but it’s not competitive play. And our guests love to be able to play nude.

“A lot of people book here just to play nude pickleball.”

Back in Florida at the Eden RV Resort, a nudist camping spot in the Pasco County community of Hudson, about 30 people play clothing-optional pickleball every day, said general manager Tracy Pangburn.

The resort’s one pickleball court isn’t enough, Pangburn said.

“We’re putting in a second court,” she said. “I had to get rid of the shuffleboard to make room for pickleball.”

 

Christ man.  I think I speak for every reader of the thread when I say we were expecting something different. I mean, spoilering it was a good start, but maybe alert us that it’s going to be a naked octogenarian man so we know not to open it.  

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11 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

Christ man.  I think I speak for every reader of the thread when I say we were expecting something different. I mean, spoilering it was a good start, but maybe alert us that it’s going to be a naked octogenarian man so we know not to open it.  

Well, I was wrong in thinking bolded, larger font "Nude Pickleball is Taking Off" title and then spoilering the contents would've prepared people, but your critique and suggestion are duly noted for next time.

Aside, Florida retirements homes are cesspools for geriatric orgies and STDs. Nekkid pickleball was invented there. Nothing prepares a herpegonorsyphillaids having septuagenarian for that evening's orgy than a hitting a ball over the net while having his dangling balls slap his knees. Betty and her two fried eggs hanging from rusted nails titties couldn't get more wet which means she's still dry as the Sahara.

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First ever nationally televised pickleball is in CBS. The womens and mens doubles just wrapped up, and tomorrow is mens and womens singles and mixed doubles.

The mother-daughter team that won today won the national championship in 2019 when the mom was 40 and the daughter was 11.

Pretty fun to watch. I didn’t realize that pro doubles don’t switch sides when they serve. They keep the player with the strongest forehand in the left box.

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