Pickleball’s popularity is no fluke. In the U.S., nearly 20% of adults have tried it in the past year. At Cambria’s “Pickleball by the Sea” club, what started as a small gathering has exploded to 150 members. Gregg Whitfield, a member, praises pickleball for its social and physical benefits. It’s a sport that’s easy to love and easier to play.
Player Ali Vassigh sees pickleball as more than a game; it’s a community builder. For Vassigh, it turned strangers into friends and mornings into rituals. The club welcomes all skill levels, fostering a fun, inclusive atmosphere. Here, a newbie can rally with a seasoned pro, and everyone has a blast.
It’s not just Cambria locals flocking to these courts. According to Gayle Jenkins, players across the Central Coast are drawn to Cambria’s top-tier facilities. Since its inception in 2015, the club has grown through community support. Rich Davega, the club president, credits local donors for funding the court. “Pickleball by the Sea” isn’t just a club; it’s a testament to the power of community spirit.
Whether you’re a pickleball veteran or a curious newcomer, Cambria’s club is the place to be. It’s a sport that promises fun, fitness, and friendship, all in one swing of the paddle.