Georgia Billger is passionate about pickleball
After playing pickleball for three-and-a-half hours at Sports at the Beach's new indoor courts, Georgia Billger was still eager to talk about her favorite sport. There are few days in a year the 77-year-old isn't on a pickleball court somewhere on Delmarva. She's playing a friendly game at Lewes Canalfront Park, competing in a tournament somewhere in the Mid-Atlantic or teaching the game at Lewes School or Plantations.
“You don't understand how addictive this game is,” said Billger, who regularly plays six days a week.
The spry senior lights up when talking about pickleball, eager to educate anyone unaware of the sport that has created a craze across the country. Billger isn't a slouch on the court either. With countless regional and state tournament medals under her belt, she has her sights set on the national championships next year in Birmingham, Ala.
Billger is already the defending singles champion, capturing her age-group title in Minneapolis in 2015 after finishing second in Cleveland in 2013.
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