Pickleball Provides Social & Physical Health Benefits When Nanette Bates first started playing pickleball at the Gothenburg YMCA two years ago, she had never played the sport before. “I enjoy many kinds of sports and the way director Julie Czochara described pickleball, I thought it sounded like fun,” she said. So, she started playing and has loved it ever ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!