Category: pickleball

The Gear You Need to Become a Pickleball Pro

It’s new to many, but this game was invented 50 years ago by three guys who wanted to create a summer vacation activity for bored kids and a dog named Pickle. Now, it’s a favorite of 400,000 enthusiasts. (Courtesy of Douglas) Roll It Out and They Will Play Douglas Premier PPS22-SQ Portable Pickleball Net System…


Pickleball Singles Battle for Sunday’s Championship

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Starting the first heat of the Men’s Open Pro division of the Select Medical Orange County Cup player Kyle McMakin stepped foot on the clean blue pickleball court clad in cowboy attire, including a red and white cowboy hat and a freshly cut mustache as he prepared himself to return a serve from…


Make Your Next BBQ a Hit With These Backyard Games

The sun is shining and the temperatures are up—finally! It’s time to get the family and friends together for some competitive backyard fun. A Must-Have Classic (Courtesy of L.L. Bean) L.L. Bean Tournament Horseshoes $119 Leon Leonwood “L.L.” Bean loved to play horseshoes at his hunting and fishing camps. In his 1927 catalog, he wrote,…


Orange County’s Growing Pickleball Scene Gets Funding for New Court

ORANGE, Calif.—Pickleball enthusiasts gathered April 21 with Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) and the Orange City Council in presenting $2 million in funding for a pickleball and fitness circuit at Hart Park. Known for being one of the fastest growing sports in America, pickleball combines the movements of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. “This project here…


Pickleball Gains in Popularity During Pandemic

Amid the last two years of the pandemic, pickleball has grown in popularity for many households as a way to ward off the pandemic blues, get some exercise, and have fun all at the same time.  The sport combines elements of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton. The game can be played both indoors and outdoors, doubles…