Emma Watson shares "game face" photo ahead of pickleball event

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Emma Watson shares "game face" photo ahead of pickleball event

Emma Watson shared a photo to show that she is ready for the pickleball event that will air Thursday, November 17, on CBS. "Game face on," Emma Watson described the photo on one of her Instagram Stories.

Emma Watson will take part in a pickleball tournament hosted by late-night host Stephen Colbert along with 15 other stars.

Here are the other celebrities that will take part:

  • Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus);
  • Max Greenfield (New Girl);
  • Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan;
  • Daniel Dae Kim (Lost, Hawaii Five-0);
  • Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin);
  • Tig Notaro;
  • Paul Scheer (The League);
  • Aisha Tyler (Criminal Minds: Evolution);
  • Luis Guzman;
  • June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie);
  • Country musicians Jimmie Allen and Dierks Bentley;
  • Singer Kelly Rowland
  • Will Ferrell
  • Former pro boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.
“We laid down the Thunderdome of pickleball and made the biggest deal of the smallest sport we could find,” said executive producer K.P.

Anderson for TV Insider. Late night show host Stephen Colbert also reacted ahead of the event. "If you love pickleball and you love celebrities and you love helping people, you’re going to love watching these celebrities help people by playing pickleball," said Colbert in a statement.

Venus Williams gave a verdict on pickleball

Multiple Grand Slam champion Venus Williams says she has nothing against the game of pickleball as she is "happy to see folks holding a racket in their hands." Pickleball, which is the fastest-growing sport in the United States, is a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong.

In recent months, tennis players have started noticing and talking about pickleball. Through her clothing brand EleVen by Venus, Williams received and answered some questions. "What on earth is pickleball and why are tennis players talking about it? It sounds like a euphemist," the question Williams received read.

Williams responded: “Pickleball is growing and I’m happy to see folks with any kind of racquet in their hand."