Pickleball

The best sport ever

The rules of pickleball

1.Serves shall not be made until the receiver is ready and the score has been called.

2.The serve must be made with an underhand stroke so that contact with the ball is made below waist level

3.Modified paddles are acceptable so long as they meet all specifications.

4.Call the score after each rally is completed and the result has been marked on the official scorecard. Calling out the score indicates to each side that play is ready to resume.

5. The arm must be moving in an upward arc and the paddle head shall be below the wrist when it strikes the ball

The two skills needed to play pickle ball

1.You need great hand eye coordination

2.You need a lot of speed

The history of pickleball

The history of pickleball began with the familiar summer whine that often causes parents to take drastic measures. In the summer of 1965, the “I’m bored” mantra was chanted by the children of two families on Brainbridge Island in the Puget Sound area of Washington. Two desperate dads, Bill Bell and Joel Pritchard, who just happened to be a US Congressman, invented a game.The game started on an asphalt badminton court in Pritchard’s backyard. But, alas, no one could find the shuttlecock. The dads quickly improvised with a Wiffle-type ball. The kids found it difficult to hit the 3-inch ball with the lightweight rackets. Once again, necessity was the mother of invention. The dads made wooden rackets that resembled ping-pong paddles. As the game evolved through the afternoon it was determined that players could hit the ball on the bounce as well as out of the air.