Pickleball Courts

Pickleball is one of the most popular and participated sports in California and nationwide.  You can have endless fun whether on a multi-purpose game court or a standalone pickleball court. 

Introduction to Pickleball - www.usapa.org

Pickleball is a sport described as "a combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton". People of all ages play this game in schools, parks and recreation centers, camps, and retirement communities, mostly in North America. Pickleball is a simplified combination of tennis rules and strategies. Curious how to play? 

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Cushion Extreme

CUSHION EXTREME®

U.S. Pat No. 6,786,674 and U.S. Trademark Reg No. 3,204,251

When your court has Cushion Extreme®, you will experience a new level of cushioned court comfort. You can play harder and longer with less fatigue.

Our product’s base pad is coated with a proven world-class hard court acrylic tennis and pickleball court surfacing system. The tennis ball plays and reacts as if it were on a hard court, but your body enjoys the built-in resilience of our cushioned base pad. Experience maximum playing comfort and add years to your game with a Cushion Extreme® surface on your court.

Your knees, joints, and back will thank you when playing on a Cushion Extreme®-covered court. Our product brings an incredible level of cushioned comfort to the game of pickleball. No wonder this unique, seamless, resilient, poured-in-place system is quickly becoming the preferred surface of homeowners, clubs, and champions everywhere. It truly is a proven winner from coast to coast! It’s good for your game and the environment.

Cushion Extreme® is an eco-friendly product that uses recycled tire rubber and/or shoe rubber as the cushion foundation. This protects the asphalt while preventing harmful oxidation from the sun's UV rays. Using our product is a real win-win situation for the environment and the athlete in you.

Just how “cushiony” is it? Don't get us wrong—you won't be playing on marshmallows! Cushion Extreme® is noticeable, yet it’s subtle. It's twice the cushion as the courts at the US Open, yet the playability is virtually the same. See for yourself!

History

During the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, U.S. Congressman Joel Pritchard, William Bell, and Barney McCallum invented the sport.  The original purpose of the game was to provide a sport for the entire family.  

Initially, families played Pickleball in their backyards on a hard surface, on driveways, and on residential dead-end streets. Since the mid-1970's, Pickleball has grown from a family activity game to a paddle court sport with formalized rules. Now, over 20 years later, school P.E. programs, parks and recreation centers are playing pickleball.  Correctional facilities, camps, YMCAs and retirement communities are also participating in the sport.  It is becoming very popular among active senior adults at community centers.  High school and college campuses have also caught wind of the excitement. 

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The Pickleball Court

The pickleball court is the same size as a badminton court (20 feet wide by 44 feet long). The net is set at 36 inches high on the edges and 34 inches in the middle.

Younger players or those with varying degrees of mobility can participate due to Pickleball's smaller court. Additionally, there is a rule that prohibits volleying in the non-volley zone (the space 7 feet from the net).  This equalizes play and reduces overpowering smashes at the net. 

Students and teenagers commonly participate in the sport of pickleball during and after school.  Schools are hosting tournaments. In New York State alone, over 500 schools include Pickleball in their curricula.

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The Ball

A pickleball is similar to a wiffleball, but is made with a more rigid, heavy material and has smaller holes. The common practice is to play outdoors with yellow or orange balls and indoors with white balls, but anything goes. The game is also played with high density foam balls.

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The Paddle

The paddle is similar to a ping pong paddle in that it is solid and easily maneuverable with a turn of the wrist. Players used wooden paddles towards the origin of the game, and are still used at many institutions. The best quality paddles are made of lightweight fiberglass due to their lower weight and higher durability.

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Find Additional information at- USA Pickleball Association - official rules

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