What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a fun, exciting sport played with a plastic paddle and a very light, hard plastic ball.
The paddle is 16 inches long by 8 inches wide. The ball is slightly less than 3 inches in diameter and has holes in it.
There are different balls, preferred for either indoor or outdoor play. The indoor ball is yellow. It is 2.83 inches in diameter and has 26 holes. The outdoor ball is orange. It is 2.91 inches in diameter and has 40 holes.
The average weight of a pickleball is .88 oz. That’s slightly heavier than a wiffle ball which is .7 oz.
The pickleball court is roughly one-fourth the size of a tennis court. It's 44 feet long and 20 feet wide. Lengthwise, it's divided in half by a tennis-like net. The pickleball net is 36 inches high on the side posts and at least 34 inches high in the center.
Pickleball, characterized by its simple rules and ease of play, is fun for people of all ages, body shapes, and even for persons with disabilities or limited mobility.