WELCOME TO PICKLEBALL 101
We have assembled a number of items to help the pickleball beginner to better understand the roots of pickleball and how to play the game the right way.
Below are a number of videos and information to help you better understand the game of pickleball and how to improve your skills.
Not everyone will understand everything the first time.
So, play the video or read it again and again and it will start to make sense, especially when you practice on the court, what you see on the video.
Remember, for most of us, it's all about having fun and enjoying the camaraderie.
For those interested in fitness, we think you'll be surprised how many steps you'll add to your fitness tracker, even if you only play pickleball for one hour a day.
Ever wonder how the game of pickleball got started? Here a terrific video about the people who started playing back in '70s.
HISTORY OF PICKLEBALL IN CANADA
There appears to be no one clear cut date that pickleball began in Canada. However, from the early years of the 1970’s, snowbirds were returning to Canada bringing back with them tales of playing pickleball in the southern United States and wishing to continue playing pickleball in Canada. The returning pickleball players were spread out across Canada, and at first it was difficult to find pickleball players and courts to play on.
Sometime during the 70s courts were built on the roof of the Doan Development building at 1050 W Pender Street in Vancouver, BC. By 1984, there was a 48 team pickleball league on these rooftop courts. At this time, the game was played with wooden paddles and “dinking” was very uncommon.
In 2007, Marcel Lemieux and his wife, Louise Barette brought Pickleball into the province of Quebec. Two years later, in 2009, they created the Quebec Pickleball Federation. They both remained actively involved in promoting the Pickleball in Quebec with Marcel becoming the President of the Federation de Quebecoise de pickleball until 2020.
If you are a pickleball newbie, here a few unwritten rules to consider when playing pickleball. Even is you are veteran player, it's useful to remind yourself that for recreational play, it's all about having fun.
Here are 10 etiquette rules for Pickleball
that you won’t find in any official pickleball
tournament handbook or rulebook:
Source: Pickleball Max
For most players, the pickleball backhand is their weakest shot. Instead of trying a backhand slice or roll you'll win more points if you hit a consistent pickleball backhand. Most of us forget the most important of the backhand starts at the bottom.