Sara Story, KXAS
The fastest-growing sport for baby boomers is gaining popularity in Texas.
Patricia Krump, a pickleball player, says the game is like tennis on a smaller court.
"We play with paddles instead of rackets," she said. "We play with a wiffle ball instead of tennis balls."
Jerry Steger, an ambassador for the USA Pickleball Association said the game is named for its inventor's pet.
"The inventor had a dog named Pickles who used to go chase the balls when they would hit them, and that's how the game was actually named," he said.