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
7.550
0.027
900
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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
12000
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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
3600
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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
20.960
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
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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Michelle Esquivel standing, swinging, stance

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Simone Jardim

Simone Jardim is America’s most recognizable promoter of pickleball sports. Simone is the only woman with the US Open Singles title and also one of the most decorated in the sport, with ninety medals — seventy being gold. She has her roots in Brazil and ascended to pickleball after being on the tennis court to become a two-time US Open Triple Crown winner, nine-Time US Open Pro Division Champion/Gold Medalist, Five-Time USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) National Championship Pro Division Gold Medalist, and Six-Time Tournament of Champions Pro Division Gold Medalist. She runs the Peak Performance Pickleball Academy for those who want to advance their skills in pickleball.

Series of elevation drawings of Simone Jardim in pickleball positions
Simone Jardim is America’s most recognizable promoter of pickleball sports. Simone is the only woman with the US Open Singles title and also one of the most decorated in the sport, with ninety medals — seventy being gold. She has her roots in Brazil and ascended to pickleball after tennis.

Series of elevation drawings of Simone Jardim in pickleball positions
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Nationality: Brazil

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Simone Jardim standing, swinging, stance

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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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Pickleball Net
Front elevation illustrations of Pickleball Net with players

Pickleball Nets are the central dividing barriers between players and/or teams in a game of pickleball. Like other racket sport nets, the pickleball net is composed of a grid mesh with taped perimeters for rigidity and greater visibility. Because of the natural gravity of the long span of the net, the center of the net is permitted to be slightly lower than the outer edges and is often equipped with a center post to hold the middle height at a desired minimum. The net is held by two structure posts on either side of the net that can be designed for permanent or temporary use.

Pickleball Nets have an overall length of 22’ (6.71 m) extending over both edges of the 20’ (6.1 m) playing area. The height of pickleball net is 36” (91.44 cm) at the posts and lowers to 34” (86.36 cm) at the center of the court.

Dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of a Pickleball Net measured with length and width
Pickleball Nets are the central dividing barriers between players and/or teams in a game of pickleball. Like other racket sport nets, the pickleball net is composed of a grid mesh with taped perimeters for rigidity and greater visibility.

Pickleball Nets have an overall length of 22’ (6.71 m) extending over both edges of the 20’ (6.1 m) playing area. The height of pickleball net is 36” (91.44 cm) at the posts and lowers to 34” (86.36 cm) at the center of the court.

Dimensioned plan and elevation drawings of a Pickleball Net measured with length and width
Pickleball Net
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Height (Center): 34” | 86.36 cm
Court Width: 20’ | 6.1 m
Post Base Depth: 2’ | 60.96 cm
Surface Materials: Metal posts and frame; polypropylene mesh net

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Pickleball Net front elevation, side, plan, side (players)

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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).

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Pickleball Paddle
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7”-8.25” | 177.8-209.6 mm
Length:
15.5”-17” | 39.37-43.18 cm (Max)
Depth:
1.25” | 31.8 mm
Weight:
6.5-9.5 oz | 185-270 g
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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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