Pickleball Fast Facts
By: CJ Johnson | July 17, 2022 |

Pickleball 101-A Quick Guide

Are looking for a new sport to try? Or perhaps you are looking for quick way to explain pickleball to your friends?

Pickleball is as fun as its name. With elements of other racket sports, this fast-paced activity can help you reap a lot of health benefits and offers pure enjoyment. All you need are comfortable, durable apparel, pickleball equipment, and an understanding of the rules!

Because the game is a mix of tennis, badminton, and ping pong, it may be easier to get into for those uncertain or intimidated by the unfamiliar name. While there are a number of rules, the ultimate goal, like other racket sports, is to get the ball over the net. The social aspect of the game allows for healthy teamwork and competition, while you get exercise and have fun under the sun. Plus, the sport may contribute to improving your cognitive performance and vertical jump in a short span of time! Learn more about pickleball with this graphic.


CJ Johnson

Hey there — I’m a professional three-sport athlete and coach who has spent my entire adult life earning a living from playing and coaching sports. Since I started coaching more than three decades ago, one thing has remained the same: My commitment to see students not as they are but as what they can become and to move heaven and earth to help them realize their untapped potential. You should know that when it comes to helping pickleball players over 50 live their best lives on and off the courts, I'm an expert. Good pickleball is not just technique; it's the mind and body working holistically. That's why I'm also a personal trainer and weight management specialist. When I’m chillin', you'll find me watching Star Trek with my husband John and our two fur babies, Shirley and Ralph. (Yes, Happy Days)