this is pickleball a sport that has gained a lot of popularity in india especially in the post lockdown phase it was introduced in 1965 in bainbridge island usa by joel pritchard bill bell and bani mccallum to entertain their children who were bored of routine summertime activities it is named after.

Pickleboat a rowing crew that is thrown together from available rows since the sport was a mix of rules thrown together pickleball contains the elements of tennis table tennis and badminton pickleball is played both indoors and.

Outdoors with a paddle and a ball the standard coat size is the same as a badminton cord the sport can be picked up within a matter of hours and is a great fitness workout the game is played with a paddle that is roughly between the size of a badminton racket and a table tennis bat the ball is about the size of a tennis.

Ball but made of plastic and with holes to help counter windy conditions the zone near the net on both sides is called the kitchen where you cannot step in to take the ball on a full toss previous experience with racket sports helps in mastering pickleball there are many mostly amateurs who play the sport with their family members.

The number of players in tamil nadu quadrupled in less than a year in 2020 currently there are about 6 000 to 7 000 active players in india i was initially a badminton player i played badminton professionally for four to five years i used to represent state and nationals then one friend they are stumped into pickleball and i got to know how fun.

Exciting and competitive this game is i started playing pickleball now i'm playing pickleball since one year and i've been practicing daily and representing tamil nadu for nationals and international tournaments football is a very fun as well as competitive sport people of various ages play the sport and there.

Are various international opportunities for this game as well many people are really curious and they like knowing about this sport a lot and i'm sure this sport is going to grow very much as there are many opportunities available
This is pickleball, a sport that has gained a lot of popularity in India, especially in the post-lockdown phase.

It was introduced in 1965 in Bainbridge Island, USA, by Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum to entertain their children who were bored of routine summertime activities.

It is named after pickle boat – a rowing crew that is thrown together from available rowers – since the sport was a mix of rules thrown together.

Pickleball combines the elements of three very popular sports. What are they?

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