Riley Green Is Not A Fan Of Pickleball
Riley Green loves to make country music and is known for his hit duet with Thomas Rhett’s “Half Of Me.” Riley is also opening stadium shows for Luke Combs on his 2023 tour and will be playing in Nashville this weekend on Friday (4/14) and Saturday (4/15). One thing is for sure; Green will not be playing any backstage Pickleball with his band or crew. It turns out Riley is not a fan of the new sports craze.
Green said when he was a guest on the Barstool’s Bussin With The Boys podcast recently, “Here’s my problem with Pickleball. It’s the same problem I have with ping pong or pool, for that matter. It’s such a game of skill if you play it, you can be really good at it.”
He added, “I don’t like games somebody less athletic than me can beat me in.” Riley is a former college football player and is very athletic and into sports. On his social media, he mostly shares show pics, clips, and his passion for hunting and fishing.
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For those who may now know, Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton & ping-pong. It is a game that is appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels. Rules for Pickleball are simple, making it a great introductory sport. Many country stars love to play the sport backstage at shows on tour, including Dierks Bentley, who actually won a televised pickleball tourney hosted by CBS talk show host Stephen Colbert.
Bentley told us not long ago that his band and crew started playing Pickleball on the road to pass the time between soundcheck and the show. He said. “We would just put some masking tape, duct tape, down on the parking lot behind the busses and start playing and got into it, a fun thing to do out there on the road.”