ABOUT THE SPORT
Pickleball is played on a court very similar to badminton.
Pickleball uses elements of racket skills from tennis, squash, badminton, and table tennis. However this game is unique - for one reason, no other sport has a 'kitchen' in the middle of the court!
The rules and scoring system also mean that pickleball is much more accessible by the young and not-so-young, making this a fantastic family activity for everyone to enjoy.
HOW TO PLAY
Want to have a go?
Get to know how to play Pickleball, what equipment you will need, and where is the nearest place you can play the sport.
We have values here at Pickleball Scotland, from being safe to having fun, see them all below.
Includes warming up, making sure play stops when ball rolls across courts, keeping people physically & emotionally safe, and safeguarding issues
Players and coaches are responsible for creating a fun and inclusive environment which promotes physical and mental and social health.
Use the game to to help people learn the tactics and skills – conditioned games can be invented
As a player praise your opponents’ good shots; be generous with line calls – ‘if in doubt the ball is in’.
EFFORTS ARE SUCCESSES
Winning is not everything. Encourage building motivation towards improvement rather than winning; use positive comments when things are working well than negative comments when things are not going well.