Pickleball Part 2 – National Pickleball Ambassador Nikki Weigel

Jan 6, 2023 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

Pickleball Part 2 – National Pickleball Ambassador Nikki Weigel

The Not Old Better Show, Fitness Friday Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, Fitness Friday Interview series on radio and podcast.  I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today’s show is part 2 of our Pickleball series. We have an excellent new year program for all of us, making fitness resolutions and having some plain old fun.


Thank you so much for listening. As I say, we’ve got a great guest today, who, after reading her new book, I’ve been looking forward to for a while and whom I’ll introduce in just a moment…But, quickly, if you missed any episodes, last week was our 685th episode, when I spoke with Smithsonian Associate Marion Turner about her new book, The Wife of Bath: A Biography.  Two weeks ago, I spoke with Smithsonian Associate Katie Hickman about her new book, ‘Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West.  Wonderful subjects for our Not Old Better Show audience…If you missed those shows, along with any others, you can go back and check them out with my entire back catalog of shows, all free for you there on our website, NotOld-Better.com…and if you leave a review, we will read it at the end of each show…leave reviews on Apple Podcasts for us.

We have talked about pickleball on the show for some time now.  I’ve started to play, and grown more and more interested, along with the world…pickleball is the fastest growing US sport, played by all ages, but more and more of us in the Not Old Better Show audience…certainly are playing.

The game with the funny name was created in the 1960s and is, as I mentioned, today the fastest-growing sport in America. I mentioned recently that we have a two-part show, and today is part 2 of that series, when we will take you through the hows of the game. In today’s episode, we talk to pro player and Official Pickleball Ambassador Nikki Weigel. The Pickleball community will know Nikki Weigel, and so, very soon, will our audience here on The Not Old Better Show..  

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show, Fitness Friday, New Year edition, Nikki Weigel.

My thanks always to the Smithsonian team for all they do to support the show.  My thanks to Official Pickleball Ambassador Nikki Weigel for her time today. Remember you can find last week’s, part 1, episode and interview with Mo Nard about her new book, “Pickleball for Dummies” is available now.  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show Fitness Friday audience on radio and podcast…please be well and be safe, which I’m mentioning in every show because I want to bring attention to the issue of assault rifles, which aren’t safe, in anyone’s hands but the military and law enforcement.  Assault rifles are killing our children and grandchildren in the very places they learn: schools!  Please, let’s work together to eliminate assault rifles, and let’s do better.  Let’s talk about Better…the Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast; thanks, everybody.