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.