What Is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a sport that uses a paddle (not a raquet), a whiffle ball (helps keep the speed manageble) on a court (hard surface area with a net seperating the teams aka combatants) and can be played indoors or outdoors. The game can be played as singles (one person per team) or doubles (someone that you can blame on your team). Each side takes turns serving the ball (more about this in the rules and game play) and points are scored when the recieving team faults. If the serving team faults, the server loses their serve and the next player in rotation then serves. Games are generally played to 11, 15 or 21 points but must win by 2 points, so the score can sometimes get a little higher. Clear as mud? Good. The details of the game play are covered in another section, game play and rules.
Pickleball has it’s origins in Washington state during the mid ’60s. If you want to read more about the history of Pickleball click on the link to learn more about it’s beginnings. Anyone can play, some groups mention as young as 10 years old and I have been on the recieving end of a thourough beating by people 20+ years older than me (I will be 50 soon, cannot seem to stop this aging thing.). Wheelchair, para-pickleball is also growing in popularity. Not to mention the growing competitve sport of pickleball as a sport, world wide.