Dr. Tom Earley (above left) with Bart Brannon.

Pickleball, a hybrid of tennis, ping pong and badmitton, is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Foalert president Tom Earley has been playing pickleball for over 14 years.  He is a founding member of IPTPA and plays at USAPA skill level 4.5. At the 2017  Naples Minto US Open Pickleball Championship this past Monday, Tom and his partner Bart Brannon  of Chattanooga, TN won Gold in the men’s doubles age 70 – 75 bracket.