Nightly suburban paddle tennis leagues have become very popular for Xers in places like New York and Chicago. Compared to tennis, the paddle tennis court is smaller and the game is played with a solid paddle and a depressurized tennis ball. The smaller court size adds a strong advantage to net play and creates a fast and reaction-based game. And because the enclosed, elevated aluminum court has a heating system in its base, it allows those who live in colder climes to play year-round.
-Seacoastonline.com, September 18, 2008