What is Pickleball?
Curiously, pickleball has nothing to do with pickles.
Pickleball was created with one thing in mind: FUN! It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you’re five or eighty-five, or somewhere in between. It is the fastest growing sport in North America!
It looks like tennis, sounds like ping pong and favours the same light-on-your-toes action of badminton.
Pickleball is traditionally played on a badminton sized court. In teams of two, players use small paddles to volley a ball, back and forth over the net. The ball used is similar to a wiffle ball (yellow plastic ball with holes in it), but slightly smaller. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to have a good work out. The game is usually played to a score of 11.
Like any sport, strategy is contested. The main goal is to keep the ball low so they don't smash on you. Many players hit the ball underhand and save overhand shots for the right moment. Others say the best strategy is the simplest one.
So why not??? … just give it a try.
Club members are primarily residents of the Strathmore area. Currently, the club has over 100 members. Learn more by clicking the link below.
There are many opportunities each week to play pickleball. Check out the Court Schedule for more information
If you start playing regularly you should definitely become a member. There are tons of benefits in this fast growing sport.