Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Pickleball

Pickleball. It's a game that's often met with bewilderment. "Pickles? But what do they have to do with playing a game?" you might find yourself wondering. Or, "Do I use a paddle? Do I hit a ball? Is it like tennis?" Never fear, dear reader. This blog post will answer all of your pickleball questions and more. So buckle up, and let's explore the strange and wonderful world of pickleball together.

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It can be played both indoors and outdoors, and is most commonly played on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net. The game is played with a perforated plastic golf ball and wooden or composite paddles.

Pickleball was invented in the 1960s by three dads—Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum—who were looking for an activity that the whole family could enjoy. The name "pickleball" comes from the Pritchard family's dog, Pickles, who would often chase after the ball during games. Another tale is that they thought it looked like a pickle? I'm not so sure it does, so I'd rather go with the dog's name instead. It makes more sense.

How Do You Play Pickleball?

Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles. The game starts with players standing on opposite sides of the net. To serve the ball, players must let it bounce once before hitting it over the net into their opponent's court. After the serve, players can hit the ball anywhere they want on either side of the net; there are no boundaries like there are in tennis. The only catch is that players must let the ball bounce before hitting it—just like in tennis. The point is over when one team misses the ball, hits it out of bounds, or commits a fault (like serving before letting the ball bounce). The first team to 11 points wins!


We hope you now have a better understanding of this wonderful game we call pickleball. While its origins may be humble, pickleball has come a long way since its inception in the 1960s. Nowadays, this popular pastime can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels—so what are you waiting for? Get out there and give pickleball a try!

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