Saturday Pickleball clinic class

Catherine Parenteau (kneeling at front left) and Athena Troulut (kneeling at front right) with their Saturday afternoon pickleball clinic class at Bousquet Sports in Pittsfield. 

PITTSFIELD — Yes, okay, the name is weird. You certainly wouldn’t be alone if that was the first thing that caught your mind.

But don’t let your preconceptions fool you, pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the nation. And the game has already spread to 70 countries, five away from the minimum needed to qualify for the Olympics.



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Jesse Kolodkin is a Berkshire Eagle sports reporter. He worked in the same position at The Bradford Era in western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in broadcast journalism. He is an avid New York Giants fan. He can be reached at or on Twitter @JesseKolodkin.