Friends and neighbors will be meeting on the courts next Saturday for a Pickleball Demo & Instruction lesson. This event is open to all members who are interested in learning more about the fun paddle board sport!
Date: Saturday, April 14
Time: 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Location: Huyler House Tennis Courts
How to Sign up: RSVP here by April 12
What to bring?: BYO “pickled food” and the person with the most creative dish will win a prize!
What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net.
What is the difference between pickleball and tennis?
Pickleball is a relatively new game which some players describe as a combination of tennis and badminton. This ball-and-paddle game is played on a badminton-sized court where the net has been lowered to 34 inches at the center. There are both similarities and differences between tennis and pickleball.
Where did pickleball come from?
Congressman Joel Pritchard, Barney McCallum, and Bill Bell invented the game of pickleball one summer afternoon in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, WA. Click here for the full history.
Where did they come up with the name pickleball?
The Pritchards had a cocker spaniel named Pickles, who became interested in this new game. Whenever a ball would come his way, he would take the ball and run off with it, because you see, it was Pickle’s ball. And that is how the game got its name. And the USA Pickleball Association’s sticking to it.
Hope to see you on the courts on April 14!