Pickleball is just about the most social game there is. And it’s terrifically good-natured….even at the highest levels of play, even the very best players only act like morons on the court on very rare occasions, and put on very few airs. We mean, how pretentious can a sport played with a plastic ball and an over-sized table-tennis paddle be? Prize money in pickleball may get as high as airfare, and while this will change as the sport continues to get more and more mainstream in our society, chances are it will remain what is always has been….not the Sport of Kings at all…more like the Sport of the Court Jester. Laughter is much more the norm than the exception, and any club worth its’ salt will have events as light-hearted as the one pictured above, where the Palm Creek Pickleball Club put out free pizza after the medal rounds of a recent tournament, gave away beer, hired a disc jockey, and folks did the Electric Slide until dawn…or at least until 8:30 or so, when that picture was taken. Point? Don’t worry about getting started and looking foolish. We aren’t all that serious about ourselves out here in Pickleball Land, 99 out of 100 of us will help you get started if you just ask, and if you run into one of the exceptions, well, send them our way and tell ’em to read this…they really need to loosen up.Overall Site Map
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