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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 is run fully by VOLUNTEERS! The fees you are charged for our events are put back into the rent we are charged for indoor facilities during winter, and equipment repair, supplies and upkeep. The club 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.

Soo Pickleball MEMBERSHIP

On October 15, 2022, Soo Pickleball became an AFFILIATE CLUB of Pickleball Ontario and Pickleball Canada.  Therefore, in order to become a Soo Pickleball member, please JOIN or RENEW ! WHY IS THERE A COST?  The $25 Member Fee is shared between Soo Pickleball ($5), Pickleball Ontario ($10), and Pickleball Canada ($10) and is used to advance all initiatives Pickleball, and grow this all age sport! This includes liability coverage for all Soo Pickleball events, lessons, etc. ​FEES FOR PLAY AND OTHER EVENTS: Did you know that all our activities are organized by VOLUNTEERS? Even our trained local coaches volunteer their time for all the Lessons we offer! Any fees we collect in addition to the membership are put toward the activity cost (i.e. court rental cost, equipment, upkeep and replacement of equipment, and incidental supplies). We always try to keep our fees as low as possible, and money is always put back toward Soo Pickleball activities for our members.

What are the Rules in Pickleball?

A quick guide to the rules can be found HERE. The Official Pickleball Rulebook can be found on the Pickleball Canada website HERE

Beginner Pickleball YouTube video

Pickleball Scoring YouTube video

Watch the Pros!

Want Lessons?

Soo Pickleball has many qualified coaches and offer Beginner Lessons! 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. CLICK HERE to read the general guidelines to self rate!

There are several online resources to help. Pickleball Ontario has an excellent one HERE  Email us if you have any further questions.

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