Pickleball History

1965- Pickleball was invented in Washington state on Bainbridge Island by Joel Pritchard, a congressman from Washington State and his friends Bill Bell and Barney McCallum.

1984 – USA Pickleball Association was organized to perpetuate the growth and advancement of pickleball on a national level.

2001 – The game of pickleball was introduced for the first time in the Arizona Senior Olympics.

2003 – Pickleball was included for the first time in the Huntsman World Senior Games, which is held each year in St. George, Utah during October.