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National Pickleball Day

Celebrate National Pickleball Day with friends - grab your rackets and head to the court for a fun day of friendly competition!
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August 8
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Get ready to celebrate National Pickleball Day on August 8th! This fast-growing sport has been around for over fifty years and is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. Pickleball brings families together, encourages physical fitness, and can be played outdoors or indoors. It combines elements from table tennis, badminton, and traditional tennis with a pickleball paddle in hand so that anyone can play - no matter their age or skill level.

History of National Pickleball Day

National Pickleball Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1965</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pickleball Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pickleball was invented by Buddy Bell, Barney McCallum and Joel Pritchard in Bainbridge Island, Washington.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1976</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Pickleball Tournament</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first known pickleball tournament was held at South Center Athletic Club in Tukwila, Washington.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>USAPA Formation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) was founded to help grow the sport and establish formal rules.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2009</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Championship</div><div class='timeline-text'>The USAPA held the first National Pickleball Championship in Buckeye, Arizona.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pickleball Global Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pickleball gained international popularity, expanding to countries like India, Spain, and Canada.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Pickleball Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural National Pickleball Day was celebrated. This day now encourages people every August 8th to pick up a paddle and enjoy the sport.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pickleball Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Pickleball tournament</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up your friends and host a friendly game of pickleball.  Whether you create teams or have everyone play individually, it's sure to be a good time.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for Pickleball</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check out your local community centers and outdoor courts to see if they offer pickleball.  Grab some friends and head out for an afternoon of pickleball fun.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try paddleboarding</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Paddleboarding is a great way to celebrate National Pickleball Day.  All you need is a paddle, a board, and some water.  Paddleboarders can also play pickleball with the right equipment.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a Pickleball picnic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up your favorite snacks and drinks, bring your paddles and balls, and head to the park to have an afternoon picnic followed by a game of pickleball.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Pickleball workshop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sign up for a pickleball workshop at your local community center or recreation center. Learn the basics of playing then practice until you're an expert.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pickleball Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's fun & easy to learn</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Pickleball is an incredibly enjoyable sport to play. It's simple, fast-paced, and easy to learn - making it the perfect game for all ages and skill levels! Plus, you can often find pickleball courts at your local community center or school so it's accessible to anyone who wants to give it a try.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Pickleball is great exercise</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Pickleball offers a great way to get your heart rate up and improve your endurance with minimal risk of injury. You'll be running around the court serving, returning shots, and dropping volleys, which all adds up to a fantastic total body workout that will leave you feeling energized and refreshed.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's competitive & social</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Playing pickleball means you're always being challenged. Whether you're playing one-on-one or in a group setting, there's guaranteed to be someone who isn't afraid to push their limits when it comes to competing. And because it's also great for socializing, Pickleball is the perfect way for friends and family members of all ages to bond and have a good time together!</p></div></div>

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When is National Pickleball Day?

National Pickleball Day is celebrated on August 8 every year. In 2024 National Pickleball Day will occur on a Thursday.

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