Fun, social and friendly. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.


  • A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

  • Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.

  • Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.

  • Played as doubles or singles.

  • Can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels.


Pickleball was invented on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle Washington. Three dads, Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum - whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities - are credited for creating the game. Pickleball was invented from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game is growing internationally, as well, with many European and Asian countries adding courts.