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What is Pickleball Pickleball is a simple wooden paddle game played with a slow moving Wiffle ball over a tennis type net on a court the size of a badminton court Pickleball was originated at the home of Joel Pritchard in Seattle Washington in 1965 The game began as a family activity when Mr Pritchard and his houseguest Bill Bell discovered that there wasnt enough good badminton equipment for the two families to play Jisedu After modifying the rules and replacing the old rackets with wooden paddles they developed this new game and called in Pickleball The name came from the Pritchards cocker spaniel Pickles who ran off with the Wiffle ball every time it landed off the court Pickleball slowly spread among neighbors and friends and in 1972 a corporation was formed to protect the new game so no one could steal the idea During the 1970s the popularity of the game grew in the Seattle area where it was used in high school and college PE classes the park and other recreational areas Later on the originators United States Pickleball Association and state and national physical education conventions promoted Pickleball Jisedu Today it is played throughout the United States Canada and in a few other countries The rules to pickle ball are quite simple The ball is served underhanded without bouncing it off the court and is served to the opponents service zone on the opposite side just like in tennis Points are scored by the serving team only and this happens when the opponent fails to return ball or hits the ball out of bounds The server continues to serve alternating service sides until he or she faults or screws up When serving you cannot hit the ball into the front of the court first as it has to go over the non-volley area or the place where you cannot stand and hit the ball if you were an opponent Then on
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