Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children's backyard game and has grown to become America's fastest growing sport according to NBC. Two 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. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications.
Pickleball is a sport that is quickly gaining popularity around the world. This sport combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, it is designed to be fun and accessible for all types of players. It is particularly popular among people over the age of 50, but anyone can enjoy it.
Players use a hard plastic paddle to hit a lightweight wiffle ball across a net, which is placed on either side of the court. The ball must be returned to the opponent's side of the court before it bounces twice. A singles match is played between two players and a doubles match is played between two teams of two players. The court is much smaller than a tennis court, making the game playable in tight spaces.
The objective is to score points by hitting the ball over the net and keeping it in play. Due to its light weight, the ball can be hit at different speeds, heights, and angles, allowing for creative shots and strategies to outwit your opponents.
Pickleball is a great sport for people who are looking for a fun and enjoyable way to stay fit. It's easy to learn and offers challenge the more you practice and become familiar with different strategies.