June 1, 2015 by Pickleball Times
Not only in America but also across various countries in the world, Pickleball is gaining fast popularity. For last almost six to seven years, Indian Pickleball has been doing great job in attracting fans and followers. Andheri Sports Complex located in country’s financial capital Mumbai witnessed India’s first court of Pickleball. This development is a milestone for “pickleball movement” in India, says Doglas Smith, former chairman of American company ‘Pickleball.com’, during his four day tour to Mumbai, recently.
Mr. Smith visits Mumbai every year. From May 14-17, he attended various events in the city. In 1965, Pickleball was first started in America. During initial couple of decades, it was struggling to evoke desired response from people. However, Pickleball reached to all parts of America over a period of last ten years just because of its attractive features. Now Canada, Spain and India too are playing well on court of Pickleball, Smith added.
Pickleball is not only a game, but also a movement. It mixes people and gives them chance to play irrespective of their age and sex. Right from a child to a veteran can play this game. It gives fun and fitness simultaneously. We believe that, this game can contribute more to integrity and peace of society and humanity, Smith said.