Pickleball was created in 1965 by Bill Bell, Barney McCallum, and US Congressman JoelPritchard. The three men invented the game to keep their children entertained during a summer vacation on Bainbridge Island, WA.
The three dads combined elements from three different sports. They used ping-pong paddles, a wiffle ball, and a badminton court. The game evolved through the following summers and eventually became a popular activity among the adults vacationing on the island.
In less than a decade, the game had spread to other regions and was featured in a tennis magazine. Pickleball is now played by people of all ages in countries around the world.
If you are ready to start playing picklball, but you don’t have any pickleball courts nearby, here are a few hacks to turn a public tennis court into the perfect temporary pickleball court.