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.

Pickleball: The fastest growing sport you've never heard of...

One of the fastest growing sports in America involves a court and a net. And, no, it's not tennis or badminton, it's pickleball. Yes, that pickleball, the one your grandma plays, and the one you may consider beneath your athletic pay grade. Time to rethink that.