|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.