Pickleball is a fun and exciting (and addictive) racquet sport, which differs from tennis by utilizing a court less than half the size of a tennis court. It is primarily played as a doubles sport which means each person only has to cover about ten feet of court side-to-side. The rules are few & simple and the game utilizes an underhand serve, perforated plastic ball and “no-smash zone,” seven feet in front of the net which allows for an easy-to-learn sport with a slower finesse-style of play.
A pickleball court has the same dimensions as a badminton court (44’x20’) with a net that is two inches lower than a tennis net. The sport is played with wooden or composite paddles that are about twice the size of a ping pong paddle and a perforated plastic ball similar to a whiffle ball.