Pickleball, America’s fastest growing game, was created in the backyard of a Washington state politician just 49 years ago. The sport has recently taken off in popularity with pickleball courts popping up all over the country. A close relative to tennis, a pickleball court is approximately one-third the size of a tennis court. Opponents rally back and forth using a whiffle ball and fiberglass or graphite paddles. Thanks to the smaller court and use of a whiffle ball, pickleball moves at a slower pace and is typically much easier on joints.
LEARN THE PICKLEBALL RULES & GET PLAYING!
Are you interested in trying out pickleball, but don’t know where to start. Not to worry, learning how to play pickleball is as easy as it is fun. And lucky for you, Golden Village Palms offers on-site pickleball lessons. Contact our front desk for more information at 1-866-477-6154.
Before you serve up your first pickleball game, consider trying out a few different paddles. While all pickleball paddles are about the same size as a table tennis paddle, some are meant for power and others finesse. Once you find the paddle for you, join a game with friends! Golden Village Palms offers both open and structured pickleball play, and pickleball tournaments throughout the week.
For a complete list of official pickleball rules, visit the new USA Pickleball Association website: USAPA.org
When you become a pickleball player, you’ll be joining a fast-growing community. The USAPA estimates there are more than 100,000 active pickleball players in the U.S. In Canada, there are already thousands of players in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario. Currently, there are sanctioned USAPA pickleball tournaments around the country for players of all ages. FIND A TOURNAMENT.
Here on the Golden Village Palms pickleball courts, we hold our own tournaments. Learn more by speaking to our front desk staff.
PICKLEBALL COURTS IN HEMET CALIFORNIA
Golden Village Palms now offers four USA Pickleball Association certified pickleball courts!
PICKLEBALL COURTS SCHEDULE:
- Structured Play: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Open Play: Monday through Friday after 10 a.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to dusk
Read more about Sunland’s support of pickleball in this RV Times article. Pickeball: The Perfect Sport?