Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday morning, a group of locals gather at the tennis court at the Rio Linda Community Center to play pickleball, a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It's played with a hard racquet and a wiffle ball.
I played pickleball once or twice long ago at PE conferences at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I knew it was a fun game and easy to learn. I talked Doug into coming with me. Whadaya know? There was an old friend from my days at Westside School, Glen Dakan, "one of my dads," and former tennis and racquetball partner. Good teacher, too.
Yup, we had fun. We'll be coming back on a regular basis.