Pickleball is “increasingly compelling and progressively addictive” says JB Marr, one of two Chapel Hill area pickleball ambassadors. The other, Jim Wilson, spearheaded local growth. In three years, interest bloomed from 10 players sharing one court one hour a week to now near daily play and 400+ interested players. Jim and JB want to make the Triangle the “go to” place for pickleball and they are pleased that Chapel Hill will soon have six dedicated outdoor courts. Jim notes that the game is addictive “because it is pretty easy to get good enough to enjoy it.” Local players range in age from 14 to 87. Pickleball culture is welcoming; the vision statement notes “how we treat each other is more important than the game itself.” Skill is helpful, but patience wins points; the game is won and lost due to unforced errors. Games end at the net with a four paddle pickleball salute.