Pickleball

Los Banos Fitness and Racquet Club now offers four new Pickleball courts!  Pickleball’s growing popularity can’t be denied.  It is one of–if not the–fastest growing sports in the country.  If you would like more information give us a call at (209)826-6011 or, better yet, come in and check them out!

What is Pickleball?

A lively racket game suitable for all ages and abilities, Pickleball was created with one thing in mind: fun.  It was designed to be easy to learn an play whether you’re five, eighty-five, or somewhere in between.

Court and Gear

Pickleball is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special Pickleball paddles made of wood or high-tech aerospace materials.  The ball is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller.  The lower net an wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle.

Rules of the Game

In addition to the modified net and gear, there are several key rules in Pickleball that help to make the game more accessible.  In tennis and many other net sports, games are often won and lost by the power of the serve.  In Pickleball, the ball must bounce once on each side before volleys are allowed.  This opens the game to more players and extends play for added fun.