Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America, and while it may be unfamiliar to most people, but believe it or not, it's a growing trend here in Bowling Green.
"It's a great game for people who have played tennis or racquetball, or even ping pong, because it incorporates all of those things together in the game," said John Tako.
If you're familiar with tennis, you know that when keeping score love means zero, but it was a different kind of love that brought this game to Bowling Green.
"I met my wife in pickleball, and when we got married, the group down in Texas gave us a pickleball set to get started wherever we were going to wind up," said Leland Davis.
That's how the group here began. From there, friends and coworkers spread the word about this hybrid sport.
"He said that there's a game that he plays called pickleball. Of course, nobody had ever heard of pickleball. It's got a funny name. He said it's kind of like tennis, so I came out here. I'd played tennis and played ping pong, and it ends up being kind of about halfway in between," said Dan Allen.
This group has players from in their thirties to their seventies... and they say age isn't a factor.
"I would go to tournaments and there would be people playing in their eighties, and they would win gold medals," said Eva Davis.
The group said everything is about winning, it's about enjoying playing the game.
"It's just fun, even if you just sit and watch it it's fun to watch," said Kathy Tako.
For more information on how to join and schedules, contact Phil Moore Park at (270) 843-6665.