WHAT IS PICKLEBALL?
A Lively Racket Game for all Ages and Abilities
Pickle-ball was created with one thing in mind - fun. It was designed to be
easy to learn and play whether you’re five, eighty-five or somewhere in between.
Court and Gear
Pickleball is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special Pickleball
paddles made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials.
The ball used is similar to a Wiffle ball but slightly smaller. The lower net and Wiffle ball allows the
game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities while still allowing more competitive players to test their skills.
Rules of the Game
In addition to the modified net and gear, there are several key rules in Pickleball that help make the game more accessible.
In tennis and many net sports, games are often won and lost by the power of the serve. In Pickleball the ball must bounce
once on each side before volleys are allowed. This opens the game to more players and extends play for added fun.
Check the"New to Pickleball" section for official Rules.
History of Pickleball
Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island outside Seattle, WA. The goal of Pickleball then and
now was to create a game that is fun for every member of the family.
What is Pickleball
Learn about one of the Fastest Growing Sports in the USA
Have you wondered what all the Pickleball craze is about? Watch this brief introduction to what Pickleball is and why it is growing so fast. Go to http://www.PlayPickleball.com to learn more about Pickleball and how it is played.
The Origins of Pickleball: How It All Began
Ever wonder how this amazing game that you love so much got started? Well, don’t miss this episode of I ♥ Pickleball! Pickleball Channel was fortunate enough to go to Bainbridge Island, the birthplace of the sport, to speak with one of the founders of pickleball, Barney McCallum.