There are changes coming to the Pickleball rating system as announced by the USAPA. Does this apply to most players? That would be a resounding “no” because most players do not play in tournaments and even fewer play in sanctioned tournaments.Having said that here is a summary of what the...

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By Joe Phillips
TOP 10 REASONS TO PLAY PICKLEBALL

# 10AFFORDABILITYYou can pick up a paddle on line or at your local sporting goods store for about $50. Cost to play normally runs from free to no more than $5.00 per outing. Compare this to golf, tennis or any other sport# 9ACCESSIBILTYPickleball courts are springing up everywhere and fast....

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By Joe Phillips

While at the end of the day it does not matter what ball, you use as long as it is “round” as someone told me, there are differences in balls. Without getting too nuanced the Onix pure 2 was recently “banned” from tournament play. Why? It is very soft, the...

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By Joe Phillips
INTERNATIONAL GROWTH OF PICKLEBALL

Since it humble beginnings on Bainbridge Island, Washington, in 1965 the phenomenal growth of Pickleball has extended way beyond the United States.There is an International Federation of Pickable with membership that includes the following countries:• China• Hong Kong• Germany• The Netherlands• Great Britain• United Kingdom• France• India• Spain• CanadaThe premier...

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THE CHANGING DEMOGRAPHICS OF PICKLEBALL

Although the vast majority of Pickleball players are still over the age of 55, the demographics are undergoing rapid change. The primary reason that Pickleball until recently attracted primarily “older” players is due to the fact that baby boomers have reached an age where they are seeking a sport that...

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By Joe Phillips
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