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Introduction to Pickleball - www.usapa.org

Pickleball is described as "a combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton", played in schools, parks and recreation centers, camps, and retirement communities mostly in North America. It uses a simplified combination of tennis rules and strategies. Ages 5-85 can play. 

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History

Co-inventors U.S. Congressman Joel Pritchard, William Bell, and Barney McCallum created the game of Pickleball. These men founded the sport during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island - a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. The original purpose of the game was to provide a sport for the entire family.

Since the mid-1970's, Pickleball has grown and expanded from a family activity game to a paddle court sport with formalized rules. Now, over 20 years later, thousands of school P.E. programs, parks and recreation centers, correctional facilities, camps, YMCAs and retirement communities are playing pickleball. This sport is becoming very popular among active senior adults at community centers and is growing in popularity on high school and college campuses.

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The Court

The court is the same size as a badminton court (20 feet wide by 44 feet long). The net is set at 36 inches high on the edges and 34 inches in the middle.

Pickleball's small court allows younger players or those with varying degrees of mobility to participate in a way that the larger court of tennis sometimes prohibits. Additionally, a rule prohibiting volleying (hitting the ball in the air) in the non-volley zone (the space 7 feet from the net) helps to equalize play and reduce overpowering smashes at the net.

Pickleball has become a common high school sport in gym classes and has gained popularity with teenagers as well as seniors. Schools often host tournaments. In New York State alone, over 500 schools include Pickleball in their curricula.

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The Ball

A pickleball is similar to a wiffleball, but it is made with a more rigid, heavy material and has smaller holes. The common practice is to play outdoors with yellow or orange balls and indoors with white balls, but anything goes. You can also use high-density foam balls.

The Paddle

The paddle is similar to a ping pong paddle in that it is solid and easily maneuverable with a turn of the wrist. In the beginning, players used wooden paddles and are still used at many institutions due to lower cost. The best quality paddles are made of lightweight fiberglass due to their lower weight and higher durability.

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New York Times

According to New York Times, they have caught onto the trend. Baby boomers are carving up underused volleyball, basketball and tennis courts to bring pickleball to their gyms and parks, their country clubs and retirement communities. 

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Find Additional information at USA Pickleball Association - official rules

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