Pickleball

logoPickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. 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.

The Basics

  1. A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
  2. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
  3. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball.

Pickleball Courts are available Monday through Friday, 12pm-2pm – for now.

There is no additional fee for members.

If the demand is great, a sign-up sheet will be developed.

You may use your own Pickleball equipment or you may borrow equipment at the front desk. Official Pickleball racquets and balls are required. Sneakers are also required.

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Brief History

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. 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 has evolved from original hand-made 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.