What is pickleball?
Pickleball is paddle ball sport with a combination of attributes from badminton, tennis and ping pong. It is played on a badminton sized court (20 feet wide by 44 feet long). The net is similar to tennis, but 34 inches high at the center and 36 inches at the ends. It is played using a paddle and a plastic ball with holes, much like a whiffle ball. It features singles and doubles.
Who invented pickleball?
Pickleball originated in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, Washington. It was invented by Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum.
Why is it called pickleball?
There are a few different accounts as to how Pickleball got its name. According to Barney McCullum, it was named after Joel Pritchard’s dog, Pickles.
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