There are paddles, dinking and plastic wiffle-like balls...the only thing that's missing is some actual pickles!
That's the extent of my knowledge of the game of pickleball thus far. You're welcome--glad I could help! I even had to Google how to spell pickleball 'cause my spell checker does NOT like when I unite the two words, 'pickle,' and 'ball.' But then, I have to spell check a lot of things.
Like a fine piano student, I was classically trained in the game of tennis; you know the kind with a yellow ball, longer racket and all the love stuff.
But pickleball seems to be washing around me these days like a fine brine and I seem to be marinating in its frenzy and allure.
Wristpect Sport customers are requesting pickleball themed wristbands, everyone I have email correspondence with seems to bring up the game of pickleball. And, my buddy Kenny, from junior tennis told me I NEED to try this game since I love to volley.
And just the other day, a USPTA PPR pickleball instructor and great guy by the name of Fred Drilling (a current Wristpect Sport customer and now a nice friend) stated he played pickleball with Pete Sampras's sister, Stella Sampras AND he showed her and other players our clever wristbands. This means so very much to us!
(Fred Drilling shown wearing our Stars & Stripes wristband set for tennis)
And, then there's this great lady by the name of Loretta Savary (who is also now a Wristpect Sport customer and fast becoming a super great email pal and friend) who shared some really great pickleball sites and video links with us (below). Again, we are grateful for not only the insight but the friendships and joys we are encountering through racket and--now paddle-- sports!
Pickleball Sites & Links
(Loretta Savary Nationals action shot)
Do you play pickleball? Can you teach us a thing or two about this zesty sport?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org anything about pickleball.
- Where do you shop for your pickleball mania stuff?
- How did you learn the game?
- What is the fashion out there on the courts (or in the jar)?
- Do you like the sound a pickleball makes?
- What wristband designs would you suggest for Wristpect Sport?
And someone please put me out of my misery are there pickles involved somehow in this sport? 😉
i.e. do you drink pickle juice afterwards, are the trophies shaped like pickles? Was the person who invented the sport named Patty Picklesmith, etc.