What is pickleball: Description of equipment

paddles

When playing pickleball, each player will need a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Originally, paddles were made only from wood, however, today’s paddles have evolved dramatically and are primarily made of lightweight composite materials, including aluminum and graphite. Players will also need a net and a pickleball. The ball is unique, with holes through it like a whiffle ball. Different ball models are intended for indoor and outdoor play. Balls come in several colors, including white, yellow and green, but must be a single color to meet International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) specifications.

 

Choosing Your First Pickleball Paddle

Choosing the Right Pickleball


Learn more about pickleball

Part I: The basics

Part II: A game for everyone

Part III: Brief history of pickleball

Part IV: The layout of the court

Part V: Pickleball equipment

Part VI: Appropriate apparel

Part VII: Places to play pickleball in your area

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