Pickleball FAQ


Pickleball, a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, has seen explosive growth in recent years. Here are some of the factors that have contributed to this trend:

  1. Accessibility: Pickleball is a sport that can be played by people of all ages and skill levels. Its smaller court size and lower net make it easier for beginners to play, and its slower pace and lighter ball make it less physically demanding than other racquet sports.
  2. Affordability: Compared to other racquet sports, pickleball equipment is relatively inexpensive, making it a cost-effective option for players of all budgets.
  3. Versatility: Pickleball can be played indoors or outdoors, on a variety of surfaces, making it a versatile option for players in many different locations.
  4. Community: Pickleball has a strong community of players who are passionate about the sport. This community fosters a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere that attracts new players and keeps existing players engaged.
  5. Popularity: Pickleball has gained widespread popularity in recent years, with many recreational and competitive tournaments being held across the country. This has helped to increase visibility and exposure for the sport, further fueling its growth.
  6. Health benefits: In addition to being a fun and social activity, pickleball is also a great way to stay active and improve your overall health. With its combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercise, it can help players improve their endurance, flexibility, and hand-eye coordination.

With its combination of accessibility, affordability, versatility, community, popularity, and health benefits, it’s no surprise that pickleball has experienced explosive growth in recent years. Whether you’re a seasoned player or just starting out, there has never been a better time to try this exciting and growing sport.

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Pickleball FAQ’s

Q: What is pickleball?

A: Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is played on a court with a net, similar to a badminton or tennis court. The game is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. The object of the game is to hit the ball over the net and onto the opponent’s side of the court.

Q: How do you play pickleball?

A: Pickleball is played with two or four players. The game is played to 11 points.

Q: What should your wear?

A: Players wear just about anything comfortable and appropriate for the climate: athletic shorts, sweatpants, wicking apparel, t-shirts, etc.

Q: Where to play?

A: The USA Pickleball website is a great resource for locating places to play pickleball. Our 1,900+ ambassadors and more than 40,000 members continually update the Official USA Pickleball Places 2 Play (P2P) database with the latest information about places to play pickleball. As of 2019, we currently track nearly 8,000 known pickleball locations with an average of approximately 110 new locations added each month.

For basic playing rules summary, please visit the USA Pickleball website here.

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