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Pickleball keeps growing, now available at H-E-B Tennis Center

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Posted at 10:30 PM, Jun 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-28 23:48:18-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Pickleball continues to be one of the fastest growing sports in South Texas.

Over a thousand players participate in the Coastal Bend, and Pickleball pro Ruben Herrera has expanded the program at The H-E-B Tennis Center.

"It's been great especially with the covered courts," said Herrera. "We are drawing a lot of interest here at the H-E-B Tennis Center."

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It attracts people of all ages and athletic ability.

It is a true lifetime sport and that is especially important for Denise Dildy and her husband Mike, who are avid players.

"We make a date night out of it sometimes," said Dildy. "It's something we can do together that we really love."

Herrera wants to encourage everyone to give the sport a try. "I know a lot of players are stuck inside due to (COVID-19) but we want to encourage them to get out and meet new people."

Herrera is offering pickleball lessons and says all you have to do is call the H-E-B Tennis Center at (361) 882-6013 to get signed up.