Wednesday, April 6, 2016
"George and Janet Dillard bought a home in SaddleBrooke, a 55-and-older community in Tucson, Ariz., where they hoped to meet neighbors with common interests and enjoy the tranquility of the desert and mountain setting.
A fast-growing sport, pickleball is taking active-adult enclaves by storm.
WSJ's Anne Tergesen got a look at how the game is played.
But two years ago, a trio of "pickleball" courts were opened about 100 feet from the Dillards' property.
Their peaceful lives were disrupted, as was the harmony in SaddleBrooke.
The sport's wood and graphite rackets and plastic balls meant "there was a constant banging" when the courts were in use, often from morning until evening, says Mr. Dillard, a former insurance executive. "We had to take action."
Forget shrinking nest eggs or threats to Social Security. The hot topic in retirement communities today is pickleball."
In Retirement Communities, Some Residents Sour on Pickleball - WSJ