ICYMI: Around the Post | National Pickleball Day

First and foremost, Happy National Pickleball Day! On August 8, the annual day honors the funky sport that dates back to 1965 in Bainbridge Islands, Washington. Interestingly enough, the sport saw more Google searches than ever before on this day. But, the top states are pretty surprising:

-New York

Savannah Guthrie dishes on her embarrassing pickleball injury: ‘An astonishing lump’

Pickleball may be enjoying a surge in popularity, but the growing sport can cause injury — as TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie knows all too well.
On Thursday’s episode of TODAY, Savannah joined Al Roker, Hoda Kotb and Jacob Soboroff while speaking with physical therapist David Endres, co-founder of Spear Physical Therapy, about how to avoid pickleball injuries. Savannah opened up about how she hurt herself in a rather unglamorous way while playing the sport that’s a cross between tennis, badminton, ping-pong and squash. Read more.

New Condos Keep Adding Pickleball Courts

“Just a few years ago, pickleball was a niche pastime, with almost no mainstream awareness,” Related Group Senior Vice President Nick Perez says.

“Fast forward to today, and the sport is making national headlines as one of the fastest-growing hobbies in the country. It’s been an incredible rise.”

Perez should know. At his company’s Casamar, in Pompano Beach, Fla. residents continue to book the pickleball court, which is set alongside the sunrise and sunset pools, and within sight of dramatic Atlantic Ocean views. Read more.

Former NFL Player Buys Professional Pickleball Team

Drew Brees has found himself a job … the retired superstar QB and former football broadcaster just bought a pickleball team, the Mad Drops, and now joins an ownership group that includes L.A. Lakers co-owner Jim Buss. Read more.

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