Pickleball in Huntington Beach
Pickleball has been a growing sport in Huntington Beach and throughout the USA. People of all ages are catching pickleball fever and the City of Huntington Beach is meeting the demand by adding dedicated pickleball courts in Surf City USA® parks. It all started in 1965 when two dads (and a U.S. Congressmen) Bill Bell and Joel Pritchard invented the game on Bain bridge Island in Washington State. Named after Pritchard's family dog, Pickles, the backyard game has since become an increasingly favored family sport across America.
Offering a fresh take on one of Surf City USA's favorite words ("paddle"), Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong; it's played with a graphite paddle and Wiffle ball on a badminton-size court. With simple rules, affordable and lightweight gear, and a smaller court size, anyone at any age can play and have fun.
Pickleball Courts in Orange County
There are countless pickleball courts in Orange County. A favored location for pickleball courts is Worthy Park in Huntington Beach. The four permanent pickleball courts are free to the public and open and lighted daily until 10 PM. Bring your friends and family, or just yourself, and play a game with pickleball enthusiasts. It's a lively place to learn and play. Pickleballers bring portable music and play pickleball while jamming out to music. It's definitely the place to play Pickleball.
Another popular Pickleball Court location is at Edison High School. They offer eight dual-use pickleball and tennis courts.
Pickleball Lessons in Huntington Beach
Pickleball classes in Huntington Beach are led by Diana Abruscato. Diana is a professional Pickleball player and teaches private and group lessons in Huntington Beach. Learn how to optimize your game plan court strategies, and the next steps to improve your game and skills. Improve your existing skills, court movement, court positioning, consistency, ball placement, serves, forehands, backhands volleys, overheads, strategies, poaching, and the mental game. Be prepared to elevate your game! Flat outdoor court-specific footwear is recommended. Questions: Call/text instructor Diana Abruscato, IPTPA (714) 315-0922 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Surf City Pickleball Society
The president and founder of the Surf City Pickleball Society is Diana Abruscato. Surf City Pickleball Society is a nonprofit that provides educational support for the development and maintenance of pickleball facilities as a public and private benefit and to enhance the pickleball experience for present and future generations of our Surf City USA community. They offer youth camps throughout the City of Huntington Beach and have dedicated their time to helping teach new people how to play pickleball, while also putting on the annual Surf City Pickleball Tournament that happens in Huntington Beach every summer.
Pickleball Events in Huntington Beach
Surf City USA holds an annual Surf City Pickleball Tournament in Huntington Beach each summer. You must be a USAP Member to Register. To renew or to become a member go to www.USAP.org. Register online at www.pickleballtournaments.com.
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