Frequently asked questions
What is pickleball?
Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children's backyard pastime.
How does one learn to play pickleball?
If you've played any raquet sport before, pickleball can be learned rather quickly. You might:
Where does one buy a paddle?
Some paddles are available for loan from the desk at the Gallery.
Is any special clothing or other gear required?
Court shoes (shoes with smooth soles) are a requirement! Running shoes make you vulnerable to falling.