What is Pickleball?
Pickleball 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. It combines elements of badminton (the court), tennis (the net/play), and table tennis (the equipment). Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. First played: 1965, Bainbridge Island, Washington
What is Soo Pickleball?
Soo Pickleball was started in the Sault May 2019 to give us a collective voice, share information and connect to play. Our 2021 GOALS were to grow the sport and lobby for dedicated indoor and outdoor courts GOALS MET! We went from 10 - 200 members, Nov 4, 2021 ribbon cutting at Elliott Field - 8 dedicated outdoor public courts! Our 2022 GOALS were to double our membership, offer lessons, clinics, tournaments, get Seniors teaching their grandchildren, lobby city for indoor courts. GOALS MET! 416 members, 9 instructors certified, 100 beginners taught, clinics, tournaments held, city working on a community indoor court facility. Oct 15, 2022 we were proud to become a recognized Affiliate Club of Pickleball Canada and Pickleball Ontario.
The Official Pickleball Rulebook can be found on the Pickleball Canada website HERE
Soo Pickleball has many qualified coaches and offer Beginner Lessons throughout the outdoor season! Check NEWS & EVENTS page!
What is my Skill Level/Rating?
There are many descriptions of skill level, but the most important factor when reading about skill levels is your consistency. There are several online resources to help. Pickleball Ontario has an excellent one HERE Email us if you have any further questions.