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Mooresville’s Pickle Ball

Starting during 2023-2024
Mooresvilles Pickle Ball
Brynlee Gilliam

Pickle ball is stirring up in Mooresville High School. Pickle ball just started in the 2023-2024 year, with David Blevins being the starter of the club. Pickle ball is a very exciting game, with scoring only 11 points to win a match, but one must win by two. For example; if one scores 11:10, they must play until 11:9, or 12:10, etc.

Senior Deklan Thompson has been engaging in pickle ball with his friends for a year now.

“I started playing because one of my friends told me it was fun and so he bought a set and we went out and kind of taught ourselves how to play. As time went on, we taught ourselves how to play and how the rules went. Then we fund out there was a pickle ball club starting at school so we tried it out and invited some friends. My favorite thing about it is how fun it is to just play and hangout with your friends. It gets pretty competitive too so that’s always fun,” Thompson said.

Thompson also really enjoys playing with their coach, Blevins, describing him as one who knows exactly how to coach the players and have good rotation so everyone can play.

Senior Sofie Kurrasch started to play pickle ball during the fall of 2023.

“I started playing pickle ball because it seemed like a fun new hobby to start. I would definitely say that the atmosphere has been my favorite part and just being able to get better at the sport. My teammates are my friends and make the experiences 100 times better,” Kurrasch said.

Senior Brooklyn Tidd has been playing pickle ball a little under a year.

“I started playing pickle ball because a lot of my friends started talking about it. My favorite thing is just how fun the sport is and if you mess up, you still have fun doing it. I Love my teammates. Usually they are random so I have gotten to play with and against Manny different people which is so fun,” Tidd said.

Senior Jai Dindiyal has been participating in pickle ball for a year.

“You get a lot of groups of people out there, like different athletes and you can get involved and connected with them.The coaches all do a great job with the sport and they include everyone so no one gets left out,” Dindiyal said.

David Blevins started Pickle ball club in 2023-2024 school year.

“Pioneer Park has funding now for Pickle ball, so there will be 12 courts here soon once they build it. We play at the Practice Facility next to the the football field now, we’ve got two courts and they’re putting in a third court for us. We normally play every other Friday all year long from 3-5 P.M., but now that track season has started up, most kids cannot show up so we are putting a hold on every two weeks,” Blevins said.

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Brynlee Gilliam
Brynlee Gilliam, Pulse Reporter
Brynlee Gilliam joined the MHS Student Media team in 2023. Besides being on the student media staff, Brynlee enjoys playing guitar and listening to music.
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