Pickleball is a crazy name for a fun game that has been around since 1965 that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It is played with a pickleball, a polymer smaller version of a wiffle ball, and a hard paddle. According to the United States of America Pickleball Association (USPA) there are over 100,000 active pickleball players in the U.S.

The ball is served underhand from behind the baseline, diagonally to the opponent’s service zone. Points are scored by the serving side only and occur when the opponent zone before playing a volley. The first side scoring 11 points and leading by at least two points wins. The return of service must be allowed to bounce by the server stay at the baseline until the first return has been hit back and bounced once.

Due to popular demand, the tennis courts at Loch Highlands will now be available for you to play pickleball. All you have to do is follow the same reservation process as tennis.

For additional information on the game, go to the USA Pickleball Association website.


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