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Pickleball provides new way for older athletes to serve up a good workout

Doug Radz, background, and Mark Healy play doubles pickleball in the basement of City View Church in Scotia.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Doug Radz, background, and Mark Healy play doubles pickleball in the basement of City View Church in Scotia.
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Mary Ozarowski doesn’t feel comfortable using the term “easy” when it comes to describing pickleball, but for many athletes older than 50 whose knees, feet and legs aren’t quite what they used to be, the game has become a great way for weekend warriors to extend their playing days. “Easy isn’t the right word, but I guess it’s not as strenuous as tennis, and putting up the net is not nearly as difficult as putting ...

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