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Remember when Team Sports as an adult were just for professionals? What is Pickleball?

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities — are credited for creating the game. Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game is growing internationally as well, with many European and Asian countries adding courts.

Here are the basics:

  1. A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
  2. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
  3. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.
  4. Played as doubles or singles.
  5. Can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels

Pickleball has hit the main-stream and it’s the new “bowling” for active adults. Fernandina Beach is the home of the Pickleball Pirates! This activity is fun for everyone even if there is some fierce competition on the court – It is the PERFECT winter activity!

Want more information on how to join, click the link to go to the Fernandina Pickle Ball Pirates

source: us pickleball association

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