Pickleball may have a funny name, but it's serious play

It’s a game that appears to be a cross between tennis and ping pong with a funny name: pickleball. Played on a court with a low net, paddles are used to hit a hollow plastic yellow ball. The game can be played in pairs or singles. In Williamsburg, the game has become popular with a group of retirees...

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                              • Letter: Welcoming additions to West Point schools

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