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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The fellowship behind pickleball turns out to be healing.

Parkinson’s is a progressive disease. It tends to bleed into every area of your life — except the pickleball court.

“There are moments of normalcy out here, which is nice. It is a big relief. Sometimes it is a hard burden carrying this disease but you just keep fighting,” Rick Tuley, a pickleball player, said.

“The group is extremely athletic and most of the time you would never know we have Parkinson’s,” said Ellen Bookman with NO LIMITS Pickleball Challenge.

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Every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m., approximately 12 individuals gather at the Sandy Springs Tennis Center in Atlanta and play pickleball. Unbeknownst to those in the vicinity, each member of this incredible group lives with Parkinson’s disease.

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Every Monday between 1 and 3 p.m., a dozen or so people gather at Sandy Springs Tennis Center in Atlanta to play pickleball. Those around them likely have no idea that every member of this active group has Parkinson’s disease

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