What is Pickleball?

History of the Game

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities — are credited for creating game. Pickleball has evolved from original handmade 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.

The Basics

Pickleball is easy to learn and fun to play for all ages and abilities.

Pickleball Canada provides an overview of the basic rules and game play. Have a look at their web page for more information.