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High Point Pickleball - Join the fun!

Have you ever heard about the sport "Pickleball?" Wonder what all of the fuss is about? Or are you already crazy to play it? Then check us out! In addition to our 21 outdoor, lighted tennis courts, we  have eight outdoor regulation Pickleball courts...the only facility to stake this claim in the Plano Parks and Recreation system! Open to everyone! So come on out :-)


Grab a paddle.....summer open play dates:

dinkitWednesdays: 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Sundays: 9:00am to 12:00pm

(All levels welcome! Enjoy extended play time and meeting fellow pickleball fans! $5.00 fee per player)

 


Some handy resources to get you started!

Awe-inspiring Highlights from the World's Largest Pickleball Tournament (to get ya rev'd up!, only 4:16 min)

Pickleball Rules | The Definitive Beginner's Resource to How to Play Pickleball (great video, only 2:17 min)

How to Play Pickleball: Part 1 Intro & Definitions (great video, only 1:56 min)

How to Play Pickleball: Part 2 Serving & Scoring (great video, only 2:04 min)

How to Play Pickleball: Part 3 Rules & Gameplay (great video, only 3:25min)


 

pickleballsPickleball Court Rental Fees

$3.00 for residents; $4.00 for non-residents per session of play (1.5 hours). For more information or to reserve a court, please call (972) 941-7170.

Equipment

Pickleball requires a paddle and a perforated plastic ball (similar to wiffleball). We have demos available to borrow at no charge. High Point will be carrying both paddles and balls in the near future for sale.

History of pickleball

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, by three enterprising dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum. Their children were bored with their usual summertime activities. It evolved from the original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout North America and is now taking off in other parts of the world.

The origin of the game’s name is thought to be derived from the co-inventors’ family cocker spaniel, “Pickles,” who loved to chase stray balls and hide them in the bushes. However, according to Joel Pritchard's wife (Joan), she started calling the game pickleball because “the combination of different sports reminded me of the pickle boat in crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Virtually every state and Canadian province has pickleball venues.Currently, the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) is tracking over 200,000 pickleball players and 12,668 pickleball courts in North America, with an average of 76 new places to play pickleball debuting across the U.S. and Canada each month! 

 
How to play pickleball: