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The Amazing Health Benefits of Pickleball for Active Adults

health benefits of pickleball for active adults

Love to play pickleball? So do we! That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the opening of the new pickleball courts at Fairway Pines, our active adult community here at The Highlands! This exciting addition brings a new level of engagement and activity to our master-planned community and offers a fun and accessible way for residents to stay active while enjoying a fast-paced and fun game that helps build social connections. You may already be aware that the health benefits of pickleball for active adults include improved reflexes, balance, and cardiovascular health, but did you realize that pickleball is also a perfect family activity that’s easy to pick up and learn?

Health Benefits of Pickleball for Active Adults

health benefits of pickleball for active adults

If you’ve never played pickleball before, you’re in for a treat! Pickleball for 55+ adults is growing in popularity each year, and it’s not hard to see why! It’s easy to learn, not difficult to master, and great for your health. This low-impact game, which began in the backyard of Washington State Congressman Joel Pritchard in 1965, is the perfect sport for active adults. Nearly 75% of regular pickleball players are over the age of 55.

Because pickleball is played with a light ball on a small court, it provides a great low-impact workout. It improves cardiovascular health, joint flexibility, reflexes, and balance without putting a lot of strain on joints. That’s not even getting into how much pickleball can help with hand-eye coordination which is one of the many health benefits of pickleball for active adults. 

health benefits of pickleball for active adults

The health benefits of pickleball also go beyond the purely physical. Due to the small size of the court and the low-impact nature of the game, pickleball is a perfect social activity that helps build and maintain strong friendships and social connections. As we all know, these connections are every bit as vital to your overall well-being as physical exercise, and playing pickleball is an ideal way to meet new friends or spend time with your loved ones. It’s easy to learn and caters to players of all skill levels, meaning that it’s easy to arrange a pick-up game with someone in the neighborhood. Plus, it’s just a heck of a lot of fun to play!

Pickleball For 55+ Adults

Of course, pickleball has grown in popularity over the last ten years. These days, more than 2 million Americans of all ages love the sport, which is why we’re not limiting the fun to only our Fairway Pines, 55+ section! Our whole community can look forward to more pickleball action when the first phase of the Discovery Cove Amenity Complex opens later this year… Discovery Cove will feature its very own pickleball courts, among many other incredible amenities, so this fun and dynamic sport will be available to all residents of The Highlands, regardless of age.

health benefits of pickleball for active adults

Whether you’re an active adult looking for a new sport to enjoy with friends and family or a pickleball fanatic who has been playing for years and can’t get enough, Fairway Pines in The Highlands is the place for you! Our new pickleball courts are open, so come out and play one of the most unique and exciting sports of recent years!

For pickleball enthusiasts or anyone else, there’s simply no better place to call home than The Highlands, a 2,300-acre master-planned community designed and developed by Caldwell Communities. Nestled amid the beauty and adventure of the unmistakable Texas landscape, The Highlands features more than 4,000 homes from 13 award-winning builders. Will one of them be yours? Contact us today to get started on the journey to the home of your dreams!


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