What is PickleballWhat is this game with the strange name
Pickleball is a paddle sport that is played on a court similar to tennis but about 1/4 the size (which means less running). The ball resembles a whiffle ball and moves much slower than a tennis ball. It is much easier to learn than tennis and the average person can be playing and having fun in less than 30 minutes.
Pickleball combines fitness with friendship. Humor and laughter are common and the spirit of the game is positive and supportive. An average doubles game lasts about 15 minutes. You don’t have to be strong. You don’t have to be athletic. Pickleball is not about power and strength, but more about strategy and accuracy. It is a competitive game for experienced players and a fascinating game for beginners.
We have a wonderful sense of community and work very hard to make sure all feel welcomed. Whether you are new to the sport, visiting from out of town or a regular, you will be welcomed.
Whether you are familiar with the game or a complete newbie, new players are encouraged to come out and give it a try. For more information about the people and attitude of our community, visit the About Chico Pickleball page.