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    • #24240
      Bob Hodgson

      I played Pickle-ball for the first time on Father’s Day and found that I felt a whole lot better afterwards. This is possibly a good form of HIT (high intensity training) since the game requires short bursts of energy and good eye-hand coordination. I did take a couple of falls going for the ball but I was able to adjust my movements to minimize this going forward.

      Has anyone added this sport into their exercise routine and what were your results?

      Can’t wait to play again.

    • #24242
      Mary Beth Skylis

      Hi Bob,
      Thank you for sharing! I, personally, have not played pickle ball. But I love HIT exercises, and I’d be willing to bet that there could be benefits to playing a game like that. What do you think you loved most about it?

      • #24244
        Bob Hodgson

        What I loved most was finding an activity that I can participate in. I enjoy racket sports but having PD (7 years) has made me limit the activities that I enjoy. Sometimes I just need to silence the committee in my head and just go for it.

    • #24247

      Hi Bob, I haven’t played pickle ball yet but it’s on my list! It looks like so much fun and there are a few leagues in my city that are re-opening now that COVID restrictions have loosened a bit. Can’t wait to try it out and love that it’ll be a good HIT workout.

    • #24270
      Alan M

      Hi all:

      PICKLEBALL — never heard of it until this very moment!   What a kewl concept.  I had to Google YouTube to find out the rules etc.  I hop it’s OK to show the URL –

      Would it be easier to start if one had past experience with Badminton or tennis before being diagnosed with PD?  Maybe not.  I think I’ll suggest this to regional PD Nurse as yet another outreach…

      • #24278
        Mary Beth Skylis

        Alan, I only heard about it recently, myself. I’d be willing to bet that general athleticism, and experience with Badminton or tennis could help. Do you think you’ll try it out?

    • #24285
      Laini Weitz

      Hi Bob

      i play Pickleball 4-5 x/week. I do experience some tremors from tension but usually I’m too busy to be sidelined. It’s a great game. Excellent cognitive, spatial relationships, exercise, and just plain fun. Stay with it!


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