Are you curious about how pickleball came to be or how the sport got such a funny name? Do you know what caused pickleball to become the fastest growing sport in America and what people and events helped spark this growth? Do you wonder how the rules were determined or why the court is the size it is? Be fascinated by the stories of founders Barney McCallum, Joel Pritchard and Bill Bell.
History of Pickleball: More Than 50 Years of Fun! has these answers and many more! Authors Jennifer (daughter/17 time USAPA National Champion) and Beverly (mother/one of the first USAPA Ambassadors) have spent three years researching and gathering stories from pioneers of the sport, as well as pulling from their personal experiences to bring you a fascinating compilation of pickleball history.
Chapter titles include: The Summer of 65; Playing on the Early Courts and Growth; Pickle-Ball, The Corporation; Pukaball – Early Years on Maui; Washington; Trade Shows; The Name (of course!); Paddles; Balls and Nets; Rules; Florida; U.S.A.P.A.; Arizona; Tournaments; Pickleball Around the World; Health Facts; and much more… So grab your favorite beverage, find a comfy chair, and enjoy pickleball’s journey.