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Pickleball 101

Getting into a hobby for the first time as a beginner can be overwhelming. Sometimes, it feels like your head is spinning and money is spewing out of your pockets uncontrollably. But it doesn't always have to be that way. Pickleball is in a unique position in that the sport isn't that expensive and it's also simple to learn.

Let's get started with some learning the basics videos from USA Pickleball!


What is Pickleball?

How to Play Pickleball

Basics for Success

How to get started

First, find someone you know! The easiest and most efficient way to get started in pickleball is to find someone you know who is really into it. It’s incredibly likely that they will do whatever they can to give you a healthy start to the sport. It’s a fact: Pickleball players are always searching for new players to play with!

Most of your beginner pickleball problems will be solved just by finding someone that can teach you the ropes. Rest assured, pickleball isn't hard to learn. It's just easier when you have a friend or family member there to help.

Furthermore, finding someone to play with means that you won't have to buy a paddle right away. They will most likely have one available for you to use. If they don't have an extra and the place you play at doesn’t have an extra, read on because below we offer a few options for great beginner paddles.

If you can't find someone that you know who plays pickleball, it's not a big deal. You will just have to be a bit more picky about where you play. Finding a location that is good for beginners is going to be the best way to get started.

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