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The Pickleball Ball

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Do you have questions about the pickleball ball? How much do they cost? What is the difference between an indoor and an outdoor ball? How long do they last? We have the answers. Is a pickleball just a regular wiffle ball? Although the two are very similar the answer is no. Wiffle balls have oblong holes while pickleballs have round holes and also d...
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How to Create a Pickleball Tournament

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Have you ever wanted to run your own pickleball tournament? At Global Pickleball Network, we give you all the tools you need to create a pickleball tournament in just a few minutes. Here are just a few of the features our pickleball tournament software offers: Run a singles or doubles tournament Single or double elimination Any brack...
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How to Find a Pickleball Court

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One of the most difficult aspects of playing pickleball isn't actually the sport itself.  It is finding a place to play.  Global Pickleball Network has created a great tool for finding and submitting pickleball courts.  Check out this short video showing how to search for a pickleball court near you. Once you are ready, go here ...
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Our Favorite Pickleball Facilities in America

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The growing popularity of pickleball has resulted in the development of some amazing facilities throughout the United States. Here are four of our favorites: Little Valley Pickleball Complex About: The facility hosts a variety of pickleball events including lessons, clinics, leagues, youth pickleball, and tournaments; they have hosted the USAP...
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Rules of Pickleball

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Pickleball is a simple paddle game played using a special perforated, slow-moving ball over a tennis-type net on a badminton-sized court. The following is an abbreviated form of the rules to give you a quick overview of how the game is played. Click Here to see the official rules.  Basic Rules Overview  Pickleball is played either as...
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What is Pickleball?

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Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong into one fun and exciting game. It was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington by three dads - Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum - in an effort to entertain their kids who were bored with their usual...
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Translators Needed for Global Pickleball Networks

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Did you know you can choose the language your network is displayed in? We currently support the following languages: Dutch English French German Polish Spanish  Swedish The problem is, we need help making the translations. If you would like to help, just email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Once I approve of your r...
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Network Groups

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​We recently added a new feature to networks called "Groups". A group is a simple way to organize groups of members within your network.  ​For example, we use groups to organize players in our official  New York City pickleball network.  Since New York City is such a vast area, we created a group for all 5 boroughs. Your network ...
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Network Member Points

We just released a new feature for the networks that awards "network points" for winning, or losing matches within any of the network's ladders, leagues or tournaments. In a way, it is like a network wide pickleball ladder.  The default settings awards 100 points for a win, and 10 points for a loss during the last 365 days....
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The Official Networks of Global Pickleball Network

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The Official Networks of GPN are online communities where members can find a pickleball partner, meet other players in their area, and even create or join a  pickleball ladder, league or tournament. The goal of the official networks are to get as many players in a network as possible. There are currently 80 l...
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