Pickleball is a net sport where individuals use paddles to hit a ball over a net until the ball falls either out of court or is missed. Originating as a child’s game in the 1960s, pickle ball was created with related tennis, badminton and ping-pong rules in mind. Played on a small court, the perforated polymer ball is served underhanded over a lowered net and is then hit after the first bounce by the opposing team. The sport is particularly popular with senior citizens, yet it is also one of the fastest growing sports in America.

How do you play pickleball?

Pickleball is played like table tennis and badminton. It’s played with two teams of two people. You start by serving the ball by hitting the ball with a paddle over the net towards the opponent until the ball hits outside the court or is missed.

Who invented pickleball?

Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum invented the sport in 1965 on Bainbridge Island outside of Seattle, Washington. The invention of pickleball was created out of boredom from their kids, Joel and Bill went outside to their badminton court and created the game in their backyard.

How do you score pickleball?

Points are only awarded on the serve; a point cannot be scored by the receiving side until the ball has been touched by both teams. Points are awarded if the ball hits the net or bounces out of bounds on the opposing side.

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Kyle Yates
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Kyle Yates
Michelle Esquivel
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Michelle Esquivel
2.874”-2.972” | 73-75.5 mm (Diameter)
.78-.935 oz | 22-26.5 g
Pickleball
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0.027
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Pickleball3D model of a Pickleball viewed in perspective3D model of a Pickleball viewed in perspective
20’ | 6.1 m
44’ | 13.41 m
880 ft² | 81.8 m²
Pickleball Court
610.000
1341.000
81.80
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Pickleball CourtView of a Pickleball Court in 3D available for downloadView of a Pickleball Court in 3D available for download
36” | 91.44 cm (Post)
22’ | 6.71 m (Overall)
Pickleball Net
91.440
671.000
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Pickleball NetPerspective view of a 3D model of a Pickleball NetPerspective view of a 3D model of a Pickleball Net
7”-8.25” | 177.8-209.6 mm
1.25” | 31.8 mm
15.5”-17” | 39.37-43.18 cm (Max)
6.5-9.5 oz | 185-270 g
Pickleball Paddle
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3.180
43.180
0.270
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Pickleball PaddlePerspective view of a 3D model of a Pickleball PaddlePerspective view of a 3D model of a Pickleball Paddle
Simone Jardim
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Simone Jardim
Tyson McGuffin
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Tyson McGuffin
Kyle Yates

Kyle Yates is a former American tennis player introduced to pickleball by his uncle. He quickly adapted to the sport winning gold in his first USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) National tournament in 2014. After going professional and playing full time, he won a Grand Slam in 2016 of men’s double (the US Open, Tournament of Champions, and the USAPA Nationals). Kyle was later ranked world number one in men’s doubles in 2018 by World Pickleball Federation (WPF), and later won ten gold medals in mixed doubles, two in singles events, and one bronze in mixed doubles besides others, like US Open pro doubles titles and two TOC pro doubles titles.

Collection of drawings of Kyle Yates in pickleball poses
Kyle Yates is a former American tennis player introduced to pickleball by his uncle. He quickly adapted to the sport winning gold in his first USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) National tournament in 2014. After going professional and playing full time, he won a Grand Slam in 2016 in men’s double.

Collection of drawings of Kyle Yates in pickleball poses
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Nationality: United States

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Kyle Yates standing, swinging, stance

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Pickleball Paddle
Scaled comparison drawings of the Pickleball Paddle and other sports rackets

The Pickleball Paddle is necessary to playing the Pickleball sport and is used to strike the Pickleball towards the opposite player. Pickleball paddles were originally made from wood, but are currently constructed from lightweight materials like aluminum and graphite. A Pickleball paddle is smaller than a tennis racket, but is bigger than the standard ping-pong paddle.

Players should consider its weight and grip size when selecting their Pickleball paddle. Each Pickleball paddle has a distinctive feel. Some are designed for power while others are designed to improve control. Pickleball paddles come in a wide variety of colors are able to last for years.

Pickleball Paddles have an overall maximum length of 15.5”-17” (39.37-43.18 cm), width of 7”-8.25” (177.8-209.6 mm), and typical depth of 1.25” (31.8 mm). The length of the handle is 4”-5.5” (101.6-139.7 mm) with a grip circumference between 4”-4.5” (101.6-114.3 mm). The mass of a Pickleball Paddle is 6.5-9.5 oz (185-270 g). The combined width and length of a Pickleball Paddle cannot exceed 24" (61 cm).

Measured illustrations of a Pickleball Paddle dimensioned with overall width, length, and depth
The Pickleball Paddle is necessary to playing the Pickleball sport and is used to strike the Pickleball towards the opposite player. Pickleball paddles were originally made from wood, but are currently constructed from lightweight materials like aluminum and graphite. A Pickleball paddle is smaller

Pickleball Paddles have an overall maximum length of 15.5”-17” (39.37-43.18 cm), width of 7”-8.25” (177.8-209.6 mm), and typical depth of 1.25” (31.8 mm). The length of the handle is 4”-5.5” (101.6-139.7 mm) with a grip circumference between 4”-4.5” (101.6-114.3 mm). The mass of a Pickleball Paddle is 6.5-9.5 oz (185-270 g). The combined width and length of a Pickleball Paddle cannot exceed 24" (61 cm).

Measured illustrations of a Pickleball Paddle dimensioned with overall width, length, and depth
Pickleball Paddle
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7”-8.25” | 177.8-209.6 mm
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15.5”-17” | 39.37-43.18 cm (Max)
Depth:
1.25” | 31.8 mm
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6.5-9.5 oz | 185-270 g
Area:

Core Depth: .5”-.625” | 12.7-15.9 mm
Handle Length: 4”-5.5” | 101.6-139.7 mm
Grip Circumference: 4”-4.5” | 101.6-114.3 mm
Materials: Wood, polymer, graphite, carbon fiber, fiberglass

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Pickleball Paddle front, side, bottom

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Pickleball
Group of scaled illustrations of various sporting balls compared to the Pickleball

A Pickleball is a hollow ball with holes made from plastic used to play the sport Pickleball. A Pickleball is categorized by being either for indoor or outdoor use. Indoor Pickleballs have larger holes since wind is not a factor inside. Outdoor Pickleballs are constructed from a harder plastic and have smaller holes.

The most common color for an outdoor Pickleball is yellow. Indoor Pickleballs are typically green. The color of a Pickleball should be chosen in accordance to what color will stand out in a court. Other Pickleball colors include pink, midnight blue, black, or even two-tone Pickleballs.

Pickleballs have a diameter of 2.874”-2.972” (73-75.5 mm) and circumference of 9.03”-9.34” (22.93-23.72 cm). The mass of a Pickleball is between .78-.935 oz (22-26.5 g).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Pickleball measured with diameter and circumference
A Pickleball is a hollow ball with holes made from plastic used to play the sport Pickleball. A Pickleball is categorized by being either for indoor or outdoor use. Indoor Pickleballs have larger holes since wind is not a factor inside. Outdoor Pickleballs are constructed from a harder plastic.

Pickleballs have a diameter of 2.874”-2.972” (73-75.5 mm) and circumference of 9.03”-9.34” (22.93-23.72 cm). The mass of a Pickleball is between .78-.935 oz (22-26.5 g).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Pickleball measured with diameter and circumference
Pickleball
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2.874”-2.972” | 73-75.5 mm (Diameter)
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.78-.935 oz | 22-26.5 g
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Circumference: 9.03”-9.34” | 22.93-23.72 cm

Materials: Seamless molded plastic
Surface: 26-40 circular holes

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Pickleball Elevations (various)

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Michelle Esquivel

Michelle Esquivel is an American pickleball player, instructor, and coach who founded the Ultimate Pickleball Academy. In college, she played and coached tennis. This made it easy for her to switch to pickleball and for the community to quickly appreciate her for her passion and love of the sport. She is the 2018 USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) Margaritaville Nationals and Women’s Singles gold medalist. Besides, Michelle has also taken home six gold medals in women’s doubles, two silver medals in Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles, and two bronze medals in Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Collection of drawings of Michelle Esquivel in pickleball postures
Michelle Esquivel is an American pickleball player, instructor, and coach who founded the Ultimate Pickleball Academy. In college, she played and coached tennis. This made it easy for her to switch to pickleball and for the community to quickly appreciate her for her passion and love of the sport.

Collection of drawings of Michelle Esquivel in pickleball postures
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Nationality: United States

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Tyson McGuffin

According to Pickleball Global rankings and World Pickleball Federation (WPF), America’s Tyson McGuffin ranks number one in men’s pro singles, number three in men’s doubles, and number two in mixed doubles. He is also the most recognized and accomplished pickleball player in the world. Tyson started as a wrestler before switching to playing and coaching tennis, then to pickleball, and winning the Grand Slam four times in Men’s Open Singles. In his first USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) Nationals tournament, he won silver in the Men’s Open Single. He has also won the Grand Slam in Men’s Open Doubles and four National Championships.

Set of illustrations of Tyson McGuffin in various pickleball poses
According to Pickleball Global rankings and World Pickleball Federation (WPF), America’s Tyson McGuffin ranks number one in men’s pro singles, number three in men’s doubles, and number two in mixed doubles. He is also the most recognized and accomplished pickleball player in the world.

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Nationality: United States

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Tyson McGuffin standing, swinging, stance

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