Parks and recreation officials said the program is getting so popular that they're in the planning stages on starting a league.
The sport is basically a low impact version of tennis, and is mainly targeted towards an older audience, but when people saw the program listed online, they got curious - leading to a younger crowd.
"That was another pleasant surprise that we had folks, 20s and up, coming out and playing," said Davis. "It's a great way for senior adults to get active, but if we have younger people playing, we want them to come play too."
"If you've played tennis before, you play a lot of net game, and this is almost all net game," said Swick. "It's fast, it's competitive, it's also fun. you also get to play with all these people."
And just because it's a lower impact game than tennis doesn't mean players work any less.
"Bring it and have fun. That's the key," said Swick.
Players interested in taking up Pickleball can try it free for their first visit. After that, it can cost between $5 and $10 and the racquets - or paddles - can run about $60.
The group meets every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until noon at Gower Park in Greenville until Nov. 24.
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