Pickleball?? Is this the first time you have heard of the sport? Well let us introduce ourselves...
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world! The sport is a combination of paddle sports including tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. First, the court court is roughly half the size of a tennis court and instead of using "rackets" players use "paddles" to hit the ball! (No pickles were hurt in the process)
Similar to tennis, pickleball is played in singles or doubles. The game is available to all ages. However, doubles matches are far more popular. The winner is the first one to score 11 points, winning by 2 points (hopefully more;))
Although the sport is just now becoming popular, it was invented in 1965 by Joel Pritchard. Pirtchards named the games after his dog "Pickles"
So, Is it any fun?
Well duh... It isn't the fast growing sport for nothing;)! So what are you waiting for?? Let's learn more about it!
So, once you start playing, you will love it (unless you don't I guess). The best part of pickleball is that all ages and skill levels are able to play! Even the not so athletic folks. It supports staying active and helps people connect with others in the local community!
So, what will I need to start playing?
- Athletic shoes
- Any type of athletic or gym clothing
- A sick pickleball paddle from Salted City Sports! Click the link to view our paddles!
- A Pickleball or two
- A local pickleball court