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Getting Started

If you want to try your hand at Pickleball for the first time, but aren’t sure where to get started the great news is that Pickleball is a very accessible and affordable sport to play. Below you will find our top resources for each level of player. Choose according to your skill level.

Beginner

fail fast, learn faster

Beginner Resources

Beginner

Beginner Paddles

This guide includes our top picks for those looking for a good beginner paddle.

Inexpensive Paddles

Affordable quality picks that will get you started.

Paddle Sets

These are sold as a bundle with paddles and balls together and usually come in sets of 2 or 4 paddles with a few balls.

Paddle Guide

Use this guide to find out more about how to choose a paddle.

Shoes

We actually think good pickleball shoes are much more important than your paddle. Having the proper gear is necessary to prevent injury.

Shoe Buying Guide

This guide includes how to find the best pickleball shoes for you.

Pickleball Ball Buyers Guide

This guide will help you find which balls you need. For example, some balls are designed for indoor use, and others are for outdoors.

Tips & Strategy

If you just need a few quick tips for your next weekend outing we have short articles like out top 3 tips to improve your pickleball game. However this guide includes in-depth content.

intermediate 

Weekend Warriors

Intermediate

INTERMEDIATE RESOURCES

Paddles For Spin

If you have been playing for a while now and are ready to upgrade to a good paddle for spin, this review is just for you.

Graphite Pickleball Paddles

These paddles are designed to help with power and control.

Best Pickleball Paddles In 2022

This guide reviews mid-high price range paddles that have recently hit the market.

Shoes

For those who have avoided buying a pair of pickleball shoes, spare yourself a trip to the doctor and get a good pair of pickleball shoes to prevent injuries.

Tips & Strategy

Take your pickleball game to the next level. As competition increases, so does the predictable utility of strategy!

Best Pickleball Nets

Portable nets vs on wheels. If you want to set up a home pickleball court, this review guide will help you find exactly what you need.

Best Pickleball Gifts

This guide can help you find something unique for a pickleballer who already has everything!

intermediate 

Weekend warriors

advanced 

Pickleball is life

advanced resources

advanced

Best Paddles On The Market

This is where we track the best pickleball paddles with updated news on paddle technology and new releases from all the major brands in the industry.

Paddles For Spin

In this review guide we have some pro level Slice N Dice paddles that can help eliminate your enemy.

Major Brands

Find reviews on the iconic tennis brands that we all love and know like Head and Prince.

Shoes

Time to replace your pickleball shoes? We got you covered.

Tips & Strategy

Although this site was created primarily for beginners, we haven't forgotten about you. We have plenty of in-depth articles to help you get an edge.

Journey To Pro

Think you can go pro? Ask Rob Nunnery, who just joined team franklin after picking up a pickleball paddle for the first time just one year prior to going pro.

What is all the fuss about?

what is all the fuss about?

After years of playing other racket sports, we’ve fallen in love with pickleball and created this site to cover everything related to the sport. Whether you are here to just find out what this funny-sounding game is all about or are an experienced player looking for more advanced pickleball tips or gear reviews, we’ve got something for you.

If you are just hearing about pickleball for the first time you may want to start with our article on the history of pickleball or you may be wondering how it got such a funny name.

Pickleball is gaining popularity so quickly ( it’s often referred to as the fastest growing sport in the US ) that we get lots of questions from new readers about the basics, so we put together this Pickleball FAQ with answers to dozens of common questions and continue to update it with new info. If you don’t find your answer, please send us your questions. 

Apart from being easy and affordable to get started, many people are enjoying pickleball because it’s a very social and welcoming game. With courts popping up all over the country and other parts of the world, the sport continues to build momentum.

Many cities that have under-utilized courts are converting them to pickleball with the rise in demand. Seniors are flocking to the sport as it is less physically demanding than tennis but still offers a great way to stay active. However, pickleball is by no means just an idle sport nor one limited to retirement communities. The sport is growing across all regions and demographics. The USAPA Junior Pickleball Association was recently founded to support young players.

There is also an active tournament circuit with competitions in almost every local community and larger national tournaments that are now covered on live television with large cash prizes and professional players that have company sponsors. 

Pickleball has also become a way for many people to keep active and play sports into their later life, with several articles being written lately on the mental and physical benefits of the sport.

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Originated in Bainbridge Island, WA

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