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Pickleball 101: A Beginner's Guide to the Fast-Growing Sport

Pickleball is a fast-growing sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It's a fun, low-impact game that's easy to learn and can be played by people of all ages and abilities. In this newsletter, we'll provide a beginner's guide to pickleball, including the rules, equipment, and strategy for getting started.

  1. Rules: Pickleball is played with a paddle and a ball on a court similar in size to a doubles badminton court. The game’s objective is to hit the ball over the net and into the opponent's court, while making it difficult for the opponent to return the ball. Points are scored when the ball lands outside of the opponent's court or is not returned properly. The first team to reach 11 points wins the game.

  2. Equipment: You'll need a paddle, a ball, and a court to play Pickleball. Paddles come in various sizes and materials, but a standard pickleball paddle is usually smaller than a tennis racket. Balls are similar to Wiffle balls and are available in different colors and materials.

  3. Strategy: Pickleball is a game of positioning and shot selection. A good strategy is to keep the ball in play and make it difficult for the opponent to return the ball. This can be achieved by hitting the ball softly, using different spin techniques, and placing the ball in difficult areas for the opponent to reach.

  4. Where to play: Pickleball can be played indoors or outdoors and is best enjoyed with others. To find a court near you. To find a court near you, click here.

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We hope this beginner's guide has inspired you to try Pickleball! This fast-paced, fun sport is a great way to stay active and meet new people. Happy playing!

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