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Pickle Ball

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Pickle Ball is currently all the rage, and the City of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department offers play from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at the F.O. Moxley Center. There is a $2.00 registration fee and all ages are welcome.

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Pickle Ball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Pickle Ball combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and is played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. The game is played with a paddle and plastic ball.

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Pickle Ball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum – whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities are credited for creating game. Pickle Ball has evolved from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game is growing internationally as well with many European and Asian countries adding courts. ‘

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A Pickle Ball court is the same size as a doubles badminton court and measures 20×44 feet. In Pickle Ball, the same court is used for both singles and doubles play. The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. The court is striped similar to a tennis court with right and left service courts and a 7-foot non-volley zone in front of the net (referred to as the “kitchen”). Courts can be constructed specifically for Pickle Ball or they can be converted using existing tennis or badminton courts.


Popularity is growing with all ages but especially with seniors and youth. Come out to join the City of Bowling Green in experiencing this great activity.

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