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Brevard Health And Racquet Club Adds Pickleball – Brevard NC


Last updated 8/6/2014 at 1:29pm

Although almost 50 years-old people may have never heard of the game called "pickleball," the US Pickleball Association estimates between 40-50,000 people worldwide are playing.

Pickleball was introduced in 1965 on Bainbridge Island near Seattle as a backyard family game on a badminton sized court (44' X 20') with a 34-inch net. The inventors used wooden paddles and a whiffle ball that happened to belong to the family cocker spaniel, Pickles. The story goes that the dog would chase after errant balls and it became known as "Pickles' ball"...thus the name.

The sport is a mixture of ta...

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