Football may be the King of the South, but a little – well-known sport is gaining an audience in Atlanta. Pickleball Atlanta is becoming a low-intensity sport sought by middle-aged adults and those who enjoy playing tennis, basketball or football.
Pickleball is a paddle-based sport in which individual players compete on both sides of the court. It will follow the guidelines of the US Tennis Association, including that doubles must have a fixed partner and that they use an assigned ball in the game and not change sides of a court, as would be the case with a traditional pickleballs.
The origins of the sport can be traced back to the late 1960’s, and while not everyone agrees on how Pickleball got its knee-jerk name, there is no denying the exponential growth of its fan base. The city council decided to include the court in the new park after residents asked for it at a public meeting, said John Walker, the city’s director of parks and recreation. Walker said he had never heard of the game before the meeting, but the fans had been persistent.
Pickleball was invented in Seattle in 1965 by a family of vacationers who wanted to play badminton but couldn’t find shuttleballs. So they combined rackets, wiggle balls, and minton nets into a game that children and adults alike could play. The Pickleballs Association says the original players were named after the name cobbled together from a “pickle boat rowing competition” in which a crew consisted of rowers from different boats.
There are some local tennis and pickleball courts that are still closed, but that could soon change, according to a new report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Atlanta Pickleball tournaments:
There are plenty of tournaments going on monthly basis in the city of Atlanta, however at this moment due to COVID-19 situation lot of them have been moved to late October and early November. If you would like to find out more check out USAPA Tournaments
Pickleball Courts Alpharetta,GA
There are plenty of courts available for play in the city of Alpharetta. If you would like to find the one nearest to you then check out here – pickleball courts near me.
The city of Dunwoody and Decatur,GA has added Pernoshal Court Park, which opened on April 29, to its list of closed courts. It has been a long six weeks since local courts were closed due to coronavirus, but the pickleball community is ready to take steps to ensure its members are safe so they can play again.
According to the USA Pickleball Association, based in Surprise, Arizona, the court joins more than 70 others established in Georgia as part of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
It’s uncharted territory for him, but he’s looking forward to playing in the Atlanta Pickleball League, the first year he can play senior events. This is his first time practicing the sport anywhere in his area, and he is excited about the opportunity to play in a league with other young athletes from across the country as well as the city of Atlanta. To learn more about Picklesball and find out about the places near you where you practice this sport, please visit our website, Facebook page and Twitter account.
The Atlanta Pickleball League, the league’s first year, is open to all ages and skill levels from 6 to 12.