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Planet Pickleball | Life in Baja California Sur

The Aliens have landed

The line-up

The line-up

Yes, they are here.  Pickleball players are being born each day.  This little fishing village has turned into Planet Pickleball.  It is sweeping the dirt roads of Los Barriles, BCS, Mexico and creating an entirely new culture.  And the term “Aliens” is spoken with nothing but endearment.

What an incredible addition to this amazing little piece of paradise we call home.  To see the involvement of so many people getting out and being active and having so much fun, it is priceless.  Not that we needed any extra activities but indeed this brings a whole new culture to the ease of this place.

Variety is the spice of life

Apparently variety is the spice of life.  All ages and backgrounds have latched onto this sport that I keep hearing is new but my research tells me that Pickleball has been played since 1965.

Badminton or Tennis… nope!  While it holds similarities in that there are paddles and a court you might think so.  But Pickleball is it’s own game.

 And the man who caused all the commotion

Mr. Steve Herter

Mr. Steve Herter also known as a fly fishing guru and is quite the player himself.  What started as a few getting together to pass some time expanded into a well rounded and diverse group that meet each morning at the new park in Los Barriles, BCS Mexico to Pickle around.  I have to admit I was skeptical as I watched from the side lines thinking it truly was not for me, that I needed a better work out and more to keep my mind exercised properly.  I finally got out and tried it on for size.  Boy was I wrong.  Not only is it incredible fun but the work out was fantastic.  And getting to know some people I have seen around this Village Paradise for years and am now out playing on a court and being humbled at all levels of play.  My assessment is basically that I bought a paddle at the end of my first go around and I now stop by for some play whenever I can to get a sweat on.  And a sweat ensues indeed.

So, on your next visit come on out and check it out.  Guaranteed for a good bit of fun and some fantastic people meeting.