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As the sun begins to rise, a group of seniors is grabbing their paddles and heading out to the pickleball courts at Reata Glen senior living community. Three days a week, for nearly two hours, the residents at this San Juan Capistrano community practice their backswings and drop spins against their competitors. For many of them, like resident Barbara Trafficanda, it’s a game that’s kept them busy and in shape during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The sport is so popular at the community because residents can practice social distancing while getting a good workout,” said Barbara. “Just this last month, the community added two more courts so more people can play