(Paddle) Tennis, Anyone?

If, like us, you are more apres-ski than actual ski, winter doesn’t leave you many outdoor sports to choose from. Which is why we’re all in on paddle tennis—a tennis/racquetball hybrid played on a raised, heated, metal platform court with a rubber ball and a (you guessed it) laminated paddle.

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The game gained momentum in and around New York City in the early 20th century, and now enjoys bicoastal status thanks to fans in spots like Venice Beach, California.

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What’s behind paddle’s cult following? We put together a crew last week to find out. 

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Maybe it was the nautical backdrop.  The nail-biting plays. The fresh air in our paddle-perfect #dsgoods. Or the apres-play cheersing.

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Most likely all of the above—which is why we love-love the idea of playing on until the first signs of spring.

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