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Don't know a Nasty Nelson from a Dink? A new family card game teaches the rules of pickleball

Pickleball Slam incorporates the game's strategies and terminology with an action-packed game including characters ranging from a ballerina, a superhero, a few chefs and a knight in shining armor. (Courtesy of Marcella Meyer)
Pickleball Slam incorporates the game's strategies and terminology with an action-packed game including characters ranging from a ballerina, a superhero, a few chefs and a knight in shining armor. (Courtesy of Marcella Meyer)

Perhaps you play pickleball. The Association of Pickleball Professionals says 48.3 million adults have joined the crazy. Or, you might be one of the people who are in the “what in the world is all the fuss about?” category, or worse, one of those who has filed a lawsuit complaining about the incessant noise at a court near your home.

Well for all those people, Pickleball enthusiast Marcella Meyer has created a new family card game called Pickleball Slam incorporating the game’s strategies and terminology with an action-packed game including characters ranging from a ballerina, a superhero, a few chefs and a knight in shining armor.

Host Robin Young talks to Meyer about the game, the sport — including its eccentricities.

The Association of Pickleball Professionals says 48.3 million adults have joined the crazy. (Courtesy of Marcella Meyer)

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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