Since the beginning when a paddle was
used instead of a bare hand for the purpose of playing
handball year-round, the interest and popularity of
"Paddleball" as we know it today has been accepted
and cherished by those who grew up with it. Paddleball is a
close community of good yet competitive people who intend to
play the sport they love, until their bodies will let them.
Sadly, some devoted players have had to give up their
preferred sport only because of their subsequent relocation.
So these issues produced what we have set forth to be our
The sport of Paddleball has it's history
of ups and downs. During it's years, it has brought it's
share of excitement, controversy as well as sorrow. At
present day, the overwhelming majority of players nationwide
are over the age of 30. Some of us are still playing strong
nearing our 70's. So this issue transpires into the need to
create a renewed interest in our beloved sport and to
attract a new generation of players that can continue
supporting the sport and one day, give it it's deserved
recognition. The way to achieve this is by learning from
previous mistakes and work towards improving it's image and
respect. All players including our veteran players all agree
with this concept. Efforts needed for this accomplishment
include the responsible leadership from those considered influential
in our sport. Examples should be set and a combined effort
for the benefit of all should be a priority.
Effectiveness will also be achieved with a nationwide effort
to keep our sport alive and healthy. This can be enhanced by
a show of honest, un-selfish, safe and reliable
participation from everyone. Eventually Paddleball should be
seen in schools and parks where our children can someday
exemplify what we have worked for. When this is achieved, it
will produce proud support by commercial establishments on both local and national levels. This achievement will be
something all players will be proud of. We stand in favor
of these goals and will support anyone who would like to
offer their efforts to reach them.
"Keep healthy, play Paddleball"