If you are ever bored, pickleball is always one game that will get the whole family on their feet. Pickleball is a racquet sport that has grown across North America ever since its inception in the mid-1960s and continues to be an engaging game for families and professionals alike. What is a pickleball court, and how can you install one? Find out more below.
The History of Pickleball
It all began one summer day on Bainbridge Island, just off of Seattle, Washington. The congressman of Washington State, John Pritchard, and his friend Bill Bell, a successful businessman, came to Pritchard’s home to find their families sitting around, completely bored. With an old badminton court, a perforated plastic ball, and some ping pong paddles, the game was born. The following weekend, their mutual friend Barney McCallum joined, and the game progressed from there to become what it is today: an international and recreational sport.
Today, the game consists of a badminton-sized court with its own layout, a net, specialized paddles, and a hollow plastic ball with round holes. Pickleball’s newest corporation is USA Pickleball Association (USAPA), with over 40,000 members and almost 8,500 locations. The most popular outlets for pickleball include community centers, YMCAs, schools, and retirement centers. It’s a game that anyone can play.
The Layout of a Pickleball Court
A pickleball court can be outdoors or indoors. If it is outdoors, it must face the standard north-to-south direction, lest players get the blinding morning or afternoon sun in their eyes. The court measures 20’ by 44’ and has a net at 36” high across the middle line. The non-volley zone falls 7 feet out from either side of the net. The remaining zones on each side are divided into right and left service areas, measuring 10’ by 15’ each.
Pickleball Court Installation
One can place the pickleball court layout on several surfaces. First, one can convert an existing badminton court. Second, one can apply the layout on a tennis court as many as four times, and third, one can apply it to asphalt pavement. Fourthly, you can also install a brand new pickleball court.
Ideally, you will want to lay down the proper materials for the court so players can enjoy padding underfoot and better bounciness of the ball. Teniseal/Parking Striping Corporation installs racquetball courts of all kinds and is looking forward to helping you promote the game of pickleball and more.
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