In the summer of 1965, three golf buddies, Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum, invented the game of Pickleball in the backyard of Pritchard’s home. The game was officially named after the Pritchard’s dog “Pickles”, who would chase the ball and run off with it.

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Pickleball is a racquet sport, mingling features of badminton, tennis and ping pong. Players use composite paddles to hit a holed plastic whiffle ball over a tennis net.

A pickleball court used for both singles and doubles play, is the same size as a doubles badminton court and measures 20x44 feet.

Pickleball is easy to learn, easy to play, and easier on the body than other sports. People who try pickleball, love it and it becomes their social life.