What in the World is Pickleball?

What in the World is Pickleball?

Pickleball has been around for decades but has been gaining momentum and popularity in recent years. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements from badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. It is lauded as a sport that was created for all ages and skill levels. According to USAPA.org, there are more than 15,000 pickleball courts in the US and at least one location in each state.


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Why Choose Us to Supply Your Court?

Why Choose Us to Supply Your Court?

With over 40 years of experience in tennis court construction, management, and equipment supply, we are your resource for all tennis court and pickleball court equipment and accessories.

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Rediscover the Red Dirt in Time for Roland Garros

In a few days, the culmination of clay court matches will happen in Paris at Stade Roland Garros. After weeks of frenzied and demanding plays in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome, professional tennis players head to Paris to participate in the second grand slam of the season, the French Open.
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What are the Benefits of Pickleball?

These days, you'll find more people getting into the game of pickleball, with the ages of players greatly varying. It's surprising to find how far the age gap is between pickleball partners these days. You'll discover a lot of seniors playing doubles with their grandchildren, which is definitely endearing.

Pickleball is like a combination of tennis and table tennis. It's gaining popularity because it poses sufficient challenge while not being as grueling as tennis. At the same time, you get to move more on an actual court as compared with table tennis.

So what are the benefits of pickleball?

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Just Hit the Ball

Just Hit the Ball

Whether you’ve been playing your entire life or just now thinking about learning, tennis is one of the best activities you can do for yourself. Not only can you play it at any age, but it also keeps you healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally.
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General Considerations for Tennis Court Lighting

Lighting is required for indoor tennis courts and outside courts when no natural light is available. It is important because it:

- extends the playing time of a court;

- attracts more coaches and players; and

- achieves an increase in revenue from court hiring fees.

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Clay Court Tennis: Changes to Expect and How to Deal with Them

Playing tennis on a clay court can be quite challenging, especially if you're not used to it. There are certain moves and tactics that will just not be as effective as when you're on the hard court. Hence, you have to practice and apply different strategies in order to play well and win.
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The Pros and Cons of The Different Types of Tennis Court Surfaces

Though one type of tennis court surface is predominate in the US, the fact of the matter is that cement, grass, and clay tennis court surfaces all have their own characteristics and pros and cons. 
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Pickleball Popularity

Pickleball Popularity

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum -whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities are credited for creating game. Pickleball has evolved from original hand made equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game is growing internationally as well with many European and Asian countries adding courts.
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Suffering from Tennis Elbow? 5 Tips to Minimize Injury

Suffering from Tennis Elbow? 5 Tips to Minimize Injury

'Tennis elbow' and bursitis are the usual injury that novice tennis players endure, as the injury is often brought about by incorrect equipment or improper technique (as in the case of tennis elbow) or overuse of the shoulder muscles that affect the shoulder bursae or fluid-filled sacs (as in the case of bursitis). But as tennis players become more acquainted with equipment and techniques and the need for sufficient rest, injuries such as these become less of a problem. It is therefore important that players need to be conscious of how tennis injuries normally develop, and to create an environment and workout that prevent such injuries from happening in the first place.
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Tennis Court Surfacing, Repair & Resurfacing

When people think of tennis courts, they often think only of a hard surface like asphalt or concrete. Most courts are of the hard-surface variety, but there are many other options. Hard courts are generally more expensive to install than clay, but the cost of maintenance and upkeep must also be considered. Once a hard court is installed, it requires almost no regular maintenance. Clay courts, on the other hand, must be continuously watered and raked. Grass is another surface that is expensive to maintain. There are other tennis court surfaces, including vinyl, acrylic, synthetic grass, and others. There are different installation and maintenance costs associated with each surface.
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Australian Open News: The Good, the Bad, the Twirl

Thank goodness for the Land Down Under and the Australian Open to keep our appetites whetted for the 2015 Grand Slam season! We’ve got the upset of Roger Federer! We’ve got plucky teenagers (19 year-old Madison Keys), and we’ve got Twirlgate!
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Game-Set-Match, Love.

Game-Set-Match, Love.

Tennis scoring can be awfully confusing and frustrating if you aren’t familiar with the game. While it’s fun to watch the players volley the tennis ball, heaving grunts with every swing of their rackets, if we don’t understand the scoring system, or even what the boxes on the court mean, then we’re really not watching the competition. We’re just watching a fuzzy little ball travel back and forth across the court.
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Tennis Court Maintenance - Acrylic

All tennis courts need maintenance including acrylic courts.  Here at Tennis Court Supply, we wish to go over some general tips for maintaining the court’s appearance, integrity, function and play-ability.  By following these simple routines, a tennis court will endure for generations.
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Basics of Tennis Fitness Training

Basics of Tennis Fitness Training

A tennis training program has to meet the demands of an all-round physically challenging, individual sport. For a tennis player to perform at their best, they must have just the right mix of aerobic and anaerobic endurance, explosive strength and power, speed off the mark and agility. In fact, the amount of strength, speed, agility and flexibility conditioning a player is prepared to undertake has been linked to the standard they play at.
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