Zach, Efram, and Justin
HOST: Welcome to the kitchen interviews and personal profiles of Trussville Pickleballers. Today we're here with the Joseph family, Leo, Zac, Efram, and Justin. Welcome to The Kitchen guys. How are you doing?
HOST: Well, it's exciting to see a family here a father and his three sons. It's pretty incredible watching you guys out there interacting and playing. So, Leo how did you get started playing pickleball?
LEO: Well, the boys said... tell me about it. I think that had seen it here or maybe had seen a sign and knowing that I had played tennis and ping pong and kind of liked racquet sports. I thought I would be interested in playing.
HOST: So, which one the boys saw the sign first and drug Dad out? Efram, alright. Did you get to play in the middle school? I knew that had taught some PE classes in middle school.
HOST: You just saw and started playing. Great. Zac, tell me what you think about pickleball.
ZACH: I think it's great. It's great way to get exercise and spend more time with my Dad, more family bonding together as a family. So yeah it's great.
HOST: What other sports do you play Zac. You look like a fairly athletic fellow.
ZACH: I do football and varsity track for the school.
HOST: OK What do you run in varsity track?
ZACH: I do four hundred and relays.
HOST: Efram, what about you? What other sports do you play?
EFRAM: I do rec baseball.
EFRAM: and I wrestle. I did wrestling last year.
HOST: Awesome. And Justin, I know I've seen you. You are on the drum line with the middle school band but what other sports do you play?
JUSTIN: Well, I used to play basketball and I just started playing a little bit of tennis.
HOST: OK. Great. So, Leo compare pickleball to other sports that you have played. What do you find interesting about it?
LEO: Well I compare it mostly, I guess, to tennis except the strokes tend to be shorter and the interactions are really, are faster.
LEO: The interaction with different players at different ages is fun. It's a little easier on the feet being on the court than being on concrete. So, I enjoy it. I enjoy it. It's a fun sport, it's good action, good exercise and just the interaction with different people. It makes it a lot of fun.
HOST: Well, awesome. And guys, boys, how do y'all feel, how do y'all feel playing against Dad? I see y'all beatin up on him, running him a little bit and making fun of him every once in a while. What do y'all think?
EFRAM: I definitely think it is very competitive.
HOST: So who's got the best pickleball stroke?
EFRAM: I do. Best serve in this group.
HOST: The best serve in the group. So, we already see the competitiveness coming out. Well tell you more about what you would like to see pickleball wise in the Trussville community.
LEO: Well I think I would like to see more people exposed to the sport. I think once you come and play, I think you'll I think you realize it's just a lot of fun. It's a lot of fun to play.
HOST: Well, I hear every once in a while this taco, mention of tacos. What's that all about?
EFRAM: We call it pickle-bell
HOST: Pickle-bowl? OK
EFRAM: Pickle-bell. We started off, we started this maybe five six months ago. And we started, we leave for pickleball and then we go to Taco Bell after and we kinda stuck with pickle-bell.
HOST: Pickle-bell. We will have to get some advertising money from Taco Bell.
HOST: Well, what would you guys like to say to other people that are interested in pickleball to get them out and play. Is there any words of encouragement? Things that you would tell them that are just a little bit intimidated, little bit shy of getting out onto the court to take that first step.
JUSTIN: Well, it's not really as hard as it looks sometimes. It's not super hard. And it's not just for old people. It can be like for other young kids who maybe can't move as fast on a tennis court but has fast reflexes on a pickleball court.
HOST: That's a great observation there Justin. It is. Really improve. People that do play tennis. It really improves your hand-eye coordination. There's a lot of interaction at the net. A lot of game play at the net and that certainly does help tennis. Leo, any words from you to encourage parents to bring their sons or daughters out to play?
LEO: Yeah, by all means. I mean come, play with your kids. It gets them really good exercise. And it's always good, all the other adults that are here are so inviting to say you know to bring the kids in and to even help them learn how to play, help them learn the rules of the game, help them learn some of the strokes. So we've got a very good environment for the kids to be in to play.
HOST: That is awesome. Anybody want to say, any last words before we let y'all go eat some Taco Bell? Well, thank you guys for doing the interview and we'll see you on the courts soon!