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  • "What's Pickleball?" by Deborah Taira, Generations Magazine. February-March 2019. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis and is played either indoors or outdoors on a 20×44-foot court. Players use a paddle, perforated ball similar to a whiffle ball, and a 3-foot-high net. Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles and it’s like playing ping pong on the ground.
  • "Pickleball Comes to Hawai'i" by Catherine Cruz, Hawai'i Public Radio. The Conversation: Friday, March 30, 2018. It’s the fastest growing sport across the US and is quickly getting rooted in places around the globe. Pickleball is a cross between ping-pong, badminton and tennis and uses a whiffle ball. That’s a plastic ball with holes in it and why some call it Pukaball. Catherine Cruz takes us to Kapiolani Park where pickleball diehards are tearing up the courts.