Pickleball is a court sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis
The game is played on a surface one-third the size of a regulation tennis court or the same dimensions as a badminton court: 20’ x 44’. The net is 36“ high at the sidelines and 34“ high at the center of the court. The game can be played as singles or doubles, both outdoors and indoors.
Players use a solid faced paddle made of fibreglass or graphite measuring 8“ wide by 15¾“ long and a plastic polymer ball, similar to a whiffle ball.
The ball is served diagonally (starting with the right-hand service-square), and points can only be scored by the side that serves. Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent “spiking.” The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins. It’s fast pace and strategic nature appeals to a wide range of ages and abilities.
Pickleball is a Life Sport
It is accessible and available for all ages in both recreational and competitive organized play. The CPC aims to increase the number of Calgarians involved in pickleball in order to maintain an active lifestyle, build healthy relationships, positive sports attitudes and reduce health risks.
Pickleball Trivia Quiz
Just for fun, here is a pickleball trivia quiz about pickleball’s history, rules, and general facts about the sport: https://allthetrivia.com/pickleball-trivia-quiz/