So you want to play Pickleball
Pickleball might be one of the easiest and inexpensive games to start playing. You need only 2 pieces of equipment:
A Paddle, a Pickle Ball. That’s it. These can be borrowed for free or easily purchased online.
Pickleball is a mix of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. And, since the court is smaller than a tennis court, pickleball is easier on the knees and hips than tennis and other court sports like basketball.
Here are a few Paddles.
Here are a few Pickle Balls.
You probably have everything else you need:
Comfortable athletic clothing
A desire to have fun.
You barely need to keep score the first day – just have some fun, learn to hit the ball. Later it would help to learn the rules and techniques.
Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It’s played indoors or outside on a court that’s one-quarter the size of a tennis court. Players use paddles that are larger than ping-pong paddles and they hit plastic balls with holes in them. The net is similar to a tennis net, but a little shorter. Most people play doubles, meaning that four people play at once, two on each side of the net. The game is very social and people of all skill levels can try pickleball.
You might even want a funny pickleball T-shirt