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How did Pickleball get started – who, where and when?

How did Pickleball get started – who, where and when?

Developed in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, by three venturesome fathers – Joel Pritchard, Bill Ringer, and Barney McCallum. Their youngsters were exhausted with their standard school holiday exercises so this is where the ideas and history of Pickleball began. Pickleball developed from the original handmade equipment and straightforward guidelines...