What is Pickleball ? How do I play?
Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court using a ball similar to a whiffle ball (plastic ball with holes in it), but slightly smaller. Pickleball paddles are solid and light (about 7.5 ounces) like an oversized ping pong paddle and the net is 2" lower than on a tennis court. The lower net, paddle size, and whiffle-style ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities and allows competitive players to have a good workout.
Six Pickleball courts can be placed on two adjoining tennis courts. Although singles play is allowed, most play is doubles play, with two players on each side. Click here for more information from the official USPBA site. Learn about rules, scoring, and more.
Skill Level Ranking
Pickleball players who participate in tournaments are ranked and grouped according to their skill levels on a numeric scale from 2.0 to 5.0. Most players find that they enjoy the game more when playing in a foursome whose members have similar skill levels. Click the thumbnail at left to display the skill level assessment chart as a PDF document, or CLICK HERE for more information on how to assess your own skill level and identify the specific skills you need to qualify for a higher ranking.
Pickleball courts require only a net and either permanent or temporary boundary marker. Portable, free-standing Pickleball nets are often used to allow indoor play in gymnasiums. Pickleball players use a solid paddle similar to a large ping pong paddle to hit the ball. Paddles cost from $60 to $150 USD and usually weigh about 7.5 ounces. The smaller court and lighter paddle make Pickleball popular with tennis players seeking a similar but less demanding game. Indoor and outdoor Pickleball equipment and play is similar, but indoor and outdoor balls are different. For more information visit Amazon.com.mx.