What is Pickleball Anyway?

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball Court: Pickleball is a court sport played on a badminton-sized court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. Did you know you can fit four pickleball courts on just one tennis court?
Pickleball Ball / Pickleball Paddle (aka "The Gear"): It is played with a perforated plastic ball similar to a wiffle ball and a pickleball paddle made of composite or wood about twice the size of ping-pong paddles. It can be played indoors or outdoors and is easy for beginners to learn, and can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. The game has developed a passionate following due to its friendly, social nature, and its multi-generational appeal.
How to Play Pickleball: Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles. New players can learn the basic rules quickly in a single session. No special apparel is needed – just something comfortable and appropriate for a court sport. Equipment is inexpensive and easily portable. The game can be played by all ages and is particularly popular in school P.E. programs and in adult living communities.
Pickleball Rules: The sport is governed by the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA.org), which maintains the rules to pickleball, promotes the sport, sanctions tournaments, and provides player rankings.   www.usapa.org