Pickleball provides a host of mental and physical benefits every time you play.
Mental Health Benefits: Regular exercise has been proven to improve our mood and keep anxiety and depression at bay, and pickleball is no exception to that rule. Physical activity releases endorphins, which makes us happy. And, as a bonus, if you play outside, sunshine makes us feel good, too!
Social Interaction: Whether you play singles or doubles, you’ll be interacting with at least one other person in order to play pickleball. Socializing with others every once in a while is key to maintaining a positive state of mental health, but even the small act of smiling at another person has been shown to release happy chemicals.
Hand-Eye Coordination: The more you play, the better your hand-eye coordination will get. This is helpful not only in the sport but in our daily lives.
Agility: The ability to move quickly and easily and to think and understand quickly (like to anticipate the next shot) is paramount to playing pickleball and is helpful in everyday life.
Endurance: Pickleball is a cardio-heavy sport. This type of exercise strengthens your heart and improves your stamina allowing you to sustain activity for longer periods of time. This helps in simple daily tasks such as walking the dog or cleaning the house.