What Is Pickleball?

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There are countless sports throughout the world. Many have been around for a very long time and have gradually involved into the games we know today. These older sports are often also entwined into society and even national identity. They also tend to have enormous followings nationally and/or internationally.

Other sports are much newer and have not yet become part of the fabric of society. One such sport is pickleball and, although it is not yet widespread, it is certainly increasing in popularity. Here’s a look at just what pickleball is, what you need to get involved, and who can join in.

1. What Is It?

Pickleball can be considered to be a hybrid of tennis, table tennis, and badminton. The game is played on a court with a net, and the aim is to hit the ball over the net in a way that prevents the opposition from returning it, just like with other court games. Pickleball is played on a smaller court than other court games like tennis and badminton. This means that less movement is necessary, making it suitable for more people. It is a relatively new game and it is surging in popularity, with approximately 20,000 members in the USA Pickleball Association in 2007.


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