What Is Pickleball?
PickleBall is a game resembling tennis, where players use paddles to hit a plastic balls over the net. The rules are simple and perfect for people of all ages and skill levels. The game can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for more experienced PickelBall players.
The History of PickleBall
PickleBall was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, neighboring Seattle, Washington. Three fathers named Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum, whose kids were bored with their summer activities — are credited for creating the game. Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Florida. The PickleBall game is growing internationally as well, with many inner cities such as Brevard County / Melbourne FL.
PickleBall has a very odd name, especially since no pickle is ever used during the game. Accounts of how the name originated differ.
1. According to Joel Pritchard’s wife (Joan), she started calling the game PickleBall because “the combination of different sports reminded me of the pickle boat in crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”
2. According to Barney McCallum, the game was officially named after the Pritchards’ dog Pickles, who would chase the ball and run off with it. According to McCallum, “The Pritchards had a dog named Pickles, and you’re having fun at a party, right? So anyways, what the hell, let’s just call it PickleBall.”
Others claim both accounts may actually be true. In the early years, no official name was assigned to the game. However, a year or two after the game was invented, the Pritchards purchased a cocker spaniel and named it Pickles. As the game progressed, an official name was needed and “PickleBall” was it.
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Where to play PickleBall in Brevard County
There are 14 venues in Brevard County where pickleball players can play their favorite sport. Besides the 2 Viera locations, other places to play include the South Beach Community Center in Melbourne Beach, the West Melbourne Veterans Memorial Complex, the David R. Schechter Community Center in Satellite Beach, Sandrift Community Center on Singleton Avenue in Titusville, the Nancy Hanson Recreation Center in Cape Canaveral, the Flutie Sports Complex in Melbourne Beach, the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne, the Grant Street Community Center in Melbourne, the Walter Butler Community Center in Sharpes, the St. Teresa Catholic School Gym in Titusville and the Wickham Park Community Center in Melbourne.