The Birth of Pickle-ball®

Pickle-ball® is a game for the whole family. So it’s only fitting that it was invented by a family, too. The game got its start back in 1965, in Bainbridge Island, just a short ferry ride away from Seattle, WA When Congressmen Joel Pritchard, William Bell and Barney McCallum came home from a game of golf one day to find their kids bored and restless, they set out to create a game that would engage them through the lazy days of summer. They wanted to create a game that would be challenging, but still accessible. They handed the kids ping-pong paddles and a wiffle ball, and lowered the net on their badminton court. In the coming days both kids and adults alike fell in love with the game,


Pickle Ball Team India @ Bangkok 2017
Bangkok Open Pickleball Tournament 2017

"We are so excited to watch the growth of pickleball in India. Thank you to the All India Pickleball Association for helping this wonderful sport take root." - David Johnson & Anna Copley of PickleballCentral.com