Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court (which is smaller than a tennis court). The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer wiffleball. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. usapa.org/offficialrules
Originally invented as a backyard pastime, pickleball is now an organized sport represented by national and international governing bodies. Since its inception in 1965, pickleball has spread across the United States and into Canada. It is now beginning to spread around the world. The United States Pickleball Association estimates there are more than 100,000 active pickleball players in that country alone. In Canada, where the game is still relatively new, there are already more than 5,000 players in just four provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, and Ontario. Meanwhile new organizations like the Singapore Pickleball Association and the All India Pickleball Association are bringing the game to Asia and beyond.
Join the craze and have some fun with the Redding Pickleballers on the South City Park Tennis Courts, 1250 Parkview Avenue, Redding, CA 96001.
Dates: Monday-Saturday • February through May • 8:00-10:00 am
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