What is Pickleball?
Now just to clear things up. It is spelled “pickleball”. One word. No hyphen. Just like baseball, football and basketball.
Pickleball is a sport played by 2 or 4 players that combines the basic elements of badminton, tennis, and Ping-Pong, using a ball similar to a Wiffle ball and a paddle about 25 percent bigger than a Ping-Pong paddle. It is played on a court that is about 1/3 the size of a normal tennis court. The USA Pickleball Association currently estimates there are now over three million people actively playing pickleball in all 50 states. Many children and teenagers play it in physical education classes in middle and high schools. Seniors enjoy the social aspects along with the ability to stay active and now make up over 68% of the pickleball players demographic. For more information you can check out the following web site. www.USAPickleball.org
According to USAPickleball.org, there are nearly 13,000 indoor and outdoor courts in the United States. And though the sport has become more competitive through the years, many players enjoy the social aspects of the game and the ability to stay active in their own towns and communities. As more retirement locations have adopted pickleball as an integrated sports activity for their population of residents, we have a seen an explosion of new court construction throughout the United States. Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels.
The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
It may have a funny name, but it’s a serious sport! It’s fast paced, easy to learn, great exercise and lots of fun! A great activity for all ages… come see what all the excitement is about!
We are located in beautiful Bristol, Rhode Island.
During the Spring/Summer months we play exclusively on outdoor courts at the Bristol Town Commons, which is located at the corners of State and Wood street.
As the weather gets colder in the fall we transition indoors.
Indoor play is at the Bristol Parks and Recreation Quinta-Gamelin Community Center, which is located at 101 Asylum Rd. in Bristol, RI.