Pickleball Saved His Life… The Inspirational Story of Jay Gizmo Hall

Written by Adam (HV)

May 26, 2022

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What is it about pickleball that helps people?

To be 100% with you, I don’t know where I would be without this crazy sport.

It has brought so many positive things into my life. When COVID swept the world, I was left with little to no outlets. My mental health was taking a toll and then I found pickleball. In many ways, it saved me.

Have you ever experienced the therapeutic effect of pickleball? For example, you may be having a bad day, a bad month, or even a bad year, but when you step on the court, it all melts away. If you know what I’m talking about, then you will enjoy my recent conversation with J Gizmo Hall.

Gizmo is an excellent pickleball player, a mental health advocate, and an all-around inspiration on and off the court.

This is a timely conversation because May is mental health awareness month and we talk about the connection between mental health and pickleball.

We get into his story, how he’s bringing the sport to younger generations, juvenile detention centers, and to rural areas in Mexico. To learn more about Gizmo, you can find him via the links below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100058256671391

Website: https://www.gizmopickleball.com/

See the full conversation here.


What is your pickleball story? Has this sport brought positive change to your life?

Let me know in the comments.

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