Pickleball is a fun, simple game played with paddles, a plastic ball, a net, and a badminton-sized court. Players of all ages and abilities find Pickleball easy to learn and play. According to USA Pickleball, it combines elements of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton. The game can be played as doubles or singles. Jim Lucas Checotah Public Library has paddles and balls available to borrow for free with an Eastern Oklahoma Library System library card. There is no charge to use the court. Learn more at USApickleball.org.
HOW TO PLAY PICKLEBALL
The rules are pretty simple— similar to tennis but the serve is underhand, and there isn’t as much running around because it’s on a much smaller court. There is also etiquette to consider. When the courts are full, many pickleball players prefer the win/lose method. The next person in line plays the winner and the loser gets in the back of the line. The court at Jim Lucas Checotah Public Library is non-reservable, so this courteous method of taking turns is encouraged. Learn more at USApickleball.org.