Presenter: Karen Carlson
Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis and tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, much like a whiffle ball with 26–40 round holes, over a net. The sport shares features of other racket sports: the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis.
Pickleball was invented in the mid-1960s as a children’s backyard game. The spread of the sport is attributed to its popularity within community centers, physical education classes, public parks, private health clubs, and retirement communities. There are thousands of pickleball tournaments throughout the United States, including the U.S. Pickleball National Championships, U.S. Open Pickleball Championship, Major League Pickleball, as well as numerous international championships.
Come and listen to our resident Pickleball pro, Karen Carlson talk about this popular sport!
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