Pickleball, a hybrid of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, was invented in 1955 but is gaining new traction among seniors.
June 10, 2011 Pickleball players Desiree Fey, 67, left, and Larry Mason, 73, both of Arlington, look to return a serve during a match at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center in Arlington. Pickleball is a hybrid game that has elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. The game is mostly marketed at seniors but has found its way into middle and high schools as part of the physical education curriculum. The courts are somewhat like those used in tennis but smaller in size, and the net is lower, with players using paddles instead of rackets. Ricky Carioti/THe WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo