It all started on Bainbridge Island...
1965 - Bainbridge Island, Washington
It all started here on our small island, a ferry boat ride from Seattle, Washington. Congressman Joel Pritchard, Barney McCallum, and Bill Bell invented the game of Pickleball one summer afternoon in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, WA.
Here is a really informative video on the origins of the game.
Here is more information on the "Pickleball Founders Courts" on Bainbridge Island,
at beautiful Battle Point Park, as well a list of courts in
See you on the court!