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What is Pickleball

Pickleball is fun, social and friendly. 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.

Pickleball is played with a solid paddle and wiffle ball like pickleball. It combines some elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong and is played on a court similar to badminton and a net similar to tennis with some modifications


Pickleball is played on a badminton-size court: 20’ x 44.’ The ball is served diagonally (starting with the right-hand service square), and points can only be scored by the side that serves. Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent “spiking.” The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins. Pickleball can be played as singles or doubles.

  • The Pickleball story is a unique one. Though founded in the 1960’s, the sport only came into prominence in the USA around 2017.
  • The Covid Pandemic served as the biggest boost to the sport. The limited space requirement and low infrastructure costs led to exponential growth of the sport across the USA.
  • It’s estimated that 40 Million plus Americans play the sport.
  • The Indian story is new, but the pace the sport is gathering is noteworthy. 
  • Started around 2008 in India, the sport started picking up post the Pandemic.
  • It’s already estimated that over 10 thousand people are playing the sport across the country and almost a 1000 players are playing the sport professionally.
  • Indian players have consistently been winning on the Asian circuit and are easily amongst the top players in Asia and Europe. It will be fair to say that our next big goal is to compete and beat the teams from the USA, who are top of the ladder.

No sport can be played without rules.

Rules are the foundation for an organised sport to be played under the same standards for everyone throughout the world