“It’s a lot harder than it looks,” Tim Keller said while at the Civic Plaza on Wednesday morning.
No, he wasn’t talking about his job as mayor of Albuquerque.
Keller was describing his first experience with pickleball as he participated in a sports demonstration as part of a Year Out Celebration for the 2019 National Senior Games that will take place in Albuquerque.
Keller impressed more than embarrassed himself during his try at pickleball, which is a cross between tennis and badminton. It is one of 20 sports offered to athletes of age 50 or older at the National Senior Games.
Keller says more than 10,000 athletes are expected to compete at the National Senior Games on June 14-25 of next year.