Welcome to Only Pickleball
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As parents of a disabled child, we keep our son with Cerebral Palsy as active as possible. We try hard to stay in shape in order to enjoy all that life has to offer. Playing pickleball is a great way to stay active, get some cardio exercise, meet new people, and have fun with family and friends. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the nation, even our older son has started playing pickleball and he loves it.
We are passionate about the sport, and we hope that our products will help you to get motivated, join in, have fun, be active and stay healthy so you can be at the top of your game too.
Pickleball was invented in 1965 by three fathers from Bainbridge Island, Washington to entertain their kids. Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum made the equipment for the game by hand from items they had lying around the house and used rules from the games of tennis, badminton, and table tennis to create a fun new game for their families to enjoy.
-Despite the name, pickleball has nothing to do with actual pickles. The sport is instead named after Joel Pritchard’s cocker spaniel, Pickles, who enjoyed chasing the ball while his owners played.
-The sport has continued to grow in popularity among adults with 68% of pickleball players being above the age of 60.
-Pickleball is almost equally as popular among men and women, with 53% of players being male and 47% being female.
-Pickleball has its own national governing body, the United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA), which regulates professional play for the sport.