About Pickleball and OzBat
WHAT IS PICKLEBALL?
PICKLEBALL is a paddle sport played using a perforated plastic ball over a tennis-type net on a badminton-sized court. The game can be played in a singles or doubles format, inside or outside. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn. Best of all it is great fun!
PICKLEBALL was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington USA. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum – whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities, are credited for creating the game. As to the name, the most commonly accepted version was that the Pritchard's family dog Pickles would chase after errant balls and then hide them in the bushes, thus Pickle's ball (later shortened to PICKLEBALL).
In 2018, it was estimated in excess of 3,000,000 players were actively involved in the sport in the USA and Canada.
OZBAT is a small dedicated family-run business whose owners have fallen in love with the game.
Our primary objective is to assist the Pickleball Association of Australia to promote the game of PICKLEBALL throughout metropolitan and regional areas of Western Australia.
We supply quality ONIX pickleball equipment and offer coaching facilities for small or large groups.