What is Pickleball?!

Posted on November 23, 2022

 

Get your rackets: Pickleball is a paddle sport played with a whiffle ball on a badminton-sized court and a tennis-style net. In some ways it’s a combination of tennis and badminton, A non-volley zone (or kitchen) prevents volleys close to the net, and the serving team cannot volley the return of serve. These unique allow senior players to compete successfully with younger competitors. Though easy to learn, pickleball provides endless opportunity for individual improvement and learning subtle techniques. Pickleball’s requirements are fairly minimal when it comes to equipment. Paddle faces are made of wood, composites or graphite. Overall, paddles are roughly 8” wide and 15” long with hard, smooth surfaces. Balls are made of hard plastic with holes and are similar in size to baseballs. Nets are 34” high in the center. Courts are 20 feet wide and 40’ long. Pickleball is easy to begin but difficult to master. Grab a paddle and give it a try!


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