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George Clooney plays pickleball?

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Post by Admin Wed 02 Mar 2022, 11:12

Just checking it's the 1st March and not 1st April. Anyone else heard of this 'sport'?  Can we see George playing pickleball?


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Skechers is “going all-in” on pickleball, the racquet-based sport that has become a hobby of celebrities like Jamie Foxx, George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio. The sneaker company unveiled a multi-year partnership with the US Open Pickleball Championships last week. The competition’s new “Official Footwear Sponsor” will appear onsite at the tournament in April with an…

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Post by LizzyNY Wed 02 Mar 2022, 18:05

LOL! Just saw an article on the increase in injuries in senior pickleball players. Seems like it's a growing sensation with sun belt seniors who are trying to stay fit but aren't quite in shape. I doubt George has that problem.
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Post by Missa Fri 04 Mar 2022, 13:01

He and Amal play, and I think have for a while. He said in an interview last year that she usually wins at pickle ball and he usually wins at Scrabble.
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Post by LizzyNY Fri 04 Mar 2022, 14:37

Interesting. I would have thought it would be the other way around. Very Happy
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Post by party animal - not! Fri 04 Mar 2022, 15:19

Mmm. A George joke...maybe. Know that she used to be a member of a London netball              team...

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Post by Donnamarie Sat 05 Mar 2022, 04:09

That’s right PAN.  I forgot about that little tidbit.
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Post by party animal - not! Sat 05 Mar 2022, 11:15

Just found this!

   https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/528549-george-clooney-says-amal-beat-him-and-obama-in-a-free-throw

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Post by Way2Old4Dis Sun 06 Mar 2022, 13:24

If you're a good pickleball player, you barely have to move. Seriously. That's why it's so popular with older people with bad knees and arthritic hips. You keep the ball in play in a relatively small space, and place your shots so the other team has to do all the moving. And the "moving" is not "running."

Gotta say, I'm surprised George finds it fun.

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Post by Admin Sun 06 Mar 2022, 18:47

From PAN's link, above, although I don't see any mention of pickleball in it:


George Clooney says Amal beat him and Obama in a free throw contest
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Former President Obama is one of basketball's most famous fans, but George Clooney says that from the line, the ex-commander in chief is no match for his wife, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.

“I’ll tell you this: We had a free-throw shooting contest at our house in England with the former president of the United States, Barack Obama, and she beat us all,” Clooney told People magazine in a story published Thursday for its People of the Year issue. The 59-year-old "Midnight Sky" actor and director was among those named in the special issue, along with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci and actresses Regina King and Selena Gomez.

While Clooney didn't divulge how many hoops the 44th president made, he said: “Amal made 17 free throws straight — and 18 out of 20.” The Oscar-winning performer, by comparison, scored only 12 out of 20 shots, he said.

“I was shooting like Shaq free throws — no offense to Shaq,” Clooney quipped. “Amal is a really good athlete.”

Obama, 59, is a noted basketball devotee, and attended Game 1 of the NBA Finals as a virtual fan in October. 

The then-president, known to play pickup games with a slew of big-name athletes, lamented in 2015 that he used to play basketball more, "but there are days I've gotten to the point where it's not as much fun because I'm not as good as I used to be and I got frustrated."

“They tolerate me," Obama said of his basketball opponents, "but we all know I’m the weak link on the court — and I don’t like being the weak link.”

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