Friday, June 28, 2013

How Pickleball got its name - or so they say

Published June 28, 2013 -

Some people dispute the story behind how Pickleball got its name and chalk it down to an urban legend.

But, the USA Pickleball Association recounts this origin which many believe is factual:

After playing golf one Saturday during the summer of 1965, Washington State Congressman Joel Pritchard and businessman Bill Bell, returned to Pritchard's home on Bainbridge Island, Wa., to find their families sitting around with nothing to do. The property had an old badminton court so Pritchard and Bell looked for some badminton equipment and could not find a full set of rackets.


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