Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. Players either play in singles or doubles and use solid paddles made of composite material or wood to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net.
The sport shares characteristics of other racquet sports such as layout and dimensions of a badminton court and rules and a net similar to tennis with some modifications.
The sport was originated in the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington as a children's backyard pastime game but has become popular among young and adults as well.
The playing court for pickleball is similar to a doubles badminton court. The actual size is 20 x 44 feet for both singles and doubles. The net is set at 34 inches at the center and 36 inches on the ends. The outer courts are divided into half by service lines and the inner courts are non-volley zones and extend 7 feet on either side from the net.