Paddle Tennis is a great sport, but it’s hard to find the appropriate courts. In NYC, in the Peter Cooper/Stuytown complex, they have several courts. It’s best to play doubles and run up to net and peg the opposing players.
im in the midwest, not exactly prime. Time is the issue for me too, but everytime I get out I love it. Sounds corny, but it really gives you some clarity time and good workout, plus good hangout time. I’ve traveled a bit to get it in, but unfortunately will never get to be a big thing for me as I missed the dirtbag climber years of my life.
Anyone here bike commute? If so, do you go messenger bag, backpack, or panniers and do you have reco for one you like?
The balls bounce too much the warmer it gets. In paddle, more bouncy = bad. There are warm weather balls, but generally it’s thought of as a cold weather sport. Officially it’s called Platform Tennis because it’s played on a raised platform. Back east they put heaters under the platform to defrost the court so people can play in the dead of winter.
I just got into rock climbing after taking a trip to KY. There’s a good gym in the western suburbs of Chicago that I try to go to every couple weeks. I’m only climbing 5.9s, but I’m getting better quickly.
I like adventure races (not mud runs, real AR) but it’s tough to find a partner. So, I’ve picked up orienteering, which is a great way to get a ~5-7 mile trail run. The thorns suck though.
Also, summer softball starts tonight. I don’t know many people on my team (gf’s work friends) but I’m excited to swing a bat again.