|Governing Body:||International Federation of Pickleball|
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.
Pickleball - Net
Nets similar to tennis nets are used and is hung at the height of 36 inches at the end and 34 inches at the center.
Pickleball - Paddle
Long bats made of wood or composite materials having a maximum length of 17 inches are used.
Lightweight, perforated polymer balls are used in the sport of pickleball.
Pickleball - Goggles
Protective goggles must be worn by players to protect their eyes from injuries caused by ball or racquets.
Pickleball - Shoes
Shoes have non-marking soles that allow good ankle control and quick movements to the players.
Pickleball - Shorts/Skirts
Men always wear shorts while women can wear shorts or skirts according to their choice.
Pickleball - Shirt
Players wear light and breathable short sleeved shirts.