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Pickleball: a little bit Ping-Pong, a little bit badminton, a lot of momentum

Pickleball: a little bit Ping-Pong, a little bit badminton, a lot of momentum

Justin Burton first heard of pickleball last year while taking a tour of the YMCA of Glendale. He and his wife had recently moved to L.A. from Portland, Ore., and they were considering joining the gym. The guy giving the tour took Burton to the roof to show him the pickleball courts. At first Burton, 35, thought he hadn't heard right. Then he figured it must be "a weird regional anomaly." But Burton searched "pickleball" on YouTube and thousands of videos popped up. "This is a thing," he realized. "There's an association. There's a structure." Burton resolved to give it a whirl. In fact, pickleball is one of the fastest-growing...

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