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August 6, 2013

Goldberg medals at National Senior Games

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In fact, it was the first year pickleball was included in the nationals, Goldberg said. One of the fastest growing sports, pickleball is a mixture of badminton, table tennis and tennis.

It’s played on a 22x44 court, with a net similar to a tennis net but positioned lower, and is played with a hard paddle and a ball smaller than but similar to a wiffle ball.

“We’ve started teaching it at the Beverly Y and it’s really easy to learn,” Goldberg said.

“My doubles partner at The Villages, Deb Harrison, is the No. 2 player in the nation in pickleball. She teaches it and she’s great at it.

“It’s a very fast game and it is challenging and rewarding.”

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