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High Point Pickleball - Join the fun!

In 2017, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA)  Pickleball Participant Report, reported pickleball had over 2.8 million players in the United States. Each year it continues to grow as individuals discover this dynamic sport. So check out our classes, open play days, or reserve a court for you and some friends. New to the sport? View some of the introductory videos and informational links below. Need equipment? Our pro shop stocks pickleball equipment. Players are welcome to 'demo' pickleball paddles at no additional charge when playing at High Point.


Grab a paddle..... Open Play Dates:

dinkitTuesdays: 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Sundays: 9:00am to 12:00pm

effective 9/20/18

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

 


Classes starting this spring

Beginning in April, High Point will offer two levels of Pickleball instruction:

Beginner Pickleball is an introductory class for players with little or no Pickleball experience. Instruction topics include fundamental strokes ( forehand, backhand, and serve), rules, scoring, and point play.

Advanced Beginner Pickleball is for players who have taken the Beginner class and/or for those with prior Pickleball experience. Emphasis is on point play, positions, tactics, and strategy.

The full schedule with start dates, times & fees is available through Recreation Online. Enter 'pickleball' in the search box, start scrolling till you find the section that works for you, then sign up!


A quick preview of pickleball play in action

Awe-inspiring Highlights from the World's Largest Pickleball Tournament (4:16 min)

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

How to Play Pickleball: Part 1 Intro & Definitions (1:56 min)

How to Play Pickleball: Part 2 Serving & Scoring (2:04 min)

How to Play Pickleball: Part 3 Rules & Gameplay (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.

How Pickleball Came to Be

Pickleball is a game for the whole family. So it’s only fitting that it was invented by a family, too. The game got its start back in 1965, in Bainbridge Island, just a short ferry ride away from Seattle, WA. 

When Congressmen Joel Pritchard, William Bell and Barney McCallum came home from a game of golf one day to find their kids bored and restless, they set out to create a game that would engage them through the lazy days of summer.

They wanted to create a game that would be challenging, but still accessible. They handed the kids table tennis paddles and a wiffle ball, and lowered the net on their badminton court. In the coming days both kids and adults alike fell in love with the game, and as they played the rules evolved (to include the non-volley zone, for instance) and solidified to their present incarnation.

Source: www.pickleball.com/History-birth-of-pickleball-s/115.htm

Why Call it “Pickleball?”

The name apparently came from Joan Pritchard (Joel's wife), who was a competitive rower on the island. According to 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.”

 

How to play pickleball: