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In the US, pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports today. Its popularity may stem from the fact that it’s an easy sport to learn, while still being challenging enough for more experienced players to develop their skills. The sport is a combination of table tennis, badminton and tennis. It was invented in 1965 by Americans Joel Pritchard and Stan Malinowski, who wanted to create a sporting activity that could be enjoyed by the whole family.
A pickleball court is 13.4 x 6.1 meters (20 x 44 feet), which is the same size as a badminton court. The most common mode of play is doubles, but the game can also be played in singles. Pickleball courts can be built specifically for the sport or converted from a tennis or badminton court.
Pickleball rules are simple: a match is played until a player has 11 points and wins by having 2 points more than the other player. Points are scored by the serving player, who continues to serve until the ball is lost. When playing doubles, the serve is directly passed on to the teammate until they miss. At a missed serve, the serve is passed to the opponent.
To get started and play, you need a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racket but larger than a table tennis bat. Originally made of wood, pickleball paddles have evolved over the years and now consist primarily of fibreglass, carbon fibre and other lightweight composite materials. When choosing a paddle, three main factors should be considered: The weight, balance and material of the paddle.
The best paddles are made of carbon fibre or polymer.
You will also need a net and a ball with holes in it – a feature which is unique in racket sports. The number of holes in the ball varies from 26 to 40.
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