One of the biggest craze’s hitting the Summerville, SC sports docket is something called “Pickleball”. If you haven’t heard about it or tried it, you are really missing out! Pickleball is a fun sport for the entire family. Although it does take some skill, people of all ages and activity levels can engage in the game, get some fresh air and exercise, and enjoy the thrill of competition. Pickleball is played both indoors and outdoors, so it is one of the funnest things to do in Summerville that you can enjoy year-round, so what is stopping you? Sign up today and have the time of your life!
What are the Basics of Pickleball?
Pickleball is a competitive sport that combines elements from badminton, tennis, and ping-pong, all into one fast-paced and fun game. It can be played on both an outdoor court and an indoor one, which means that you can play all year-round. The court requires a somewhat modified tennis net, cut down slightly, and a paddle with a plastic wiffle-like ball. Pickleball is something for the entire family, or you can join up with your partner to hit the competitive circuit, and most importantly, it is a very inclusive game, nearly anyone can play with success, no matter what your athletic prowess is.
The History of Pickleball
Pickleball might be gaining in popularity in the Summerville, SC area, but it has been around since 1965. Originally invented on Bainbridge Island by three fathers, Bill Bell, Joel Pritchard, and Barney McCallum solving their child’s complaints of boredom, after over fifty years it is still going strong. Over the decades, the specifics have altered slightly and the handmade equipment has been perfected, making it the sport it is today. Pickleball is popular in both the United States and Canada and is gaining strength internationally, after all, why should Americans have all the fun!
Things to do in Summerville – We Love Pickleball!
One of the biggest reasons why people love Pickleball so much is that it is a friendly, yet competitive game. But mostly, they love it because it is a great way to get exercise and meet new people in the community. Also, although it is athletic, you don’t have to have much athletic ability to give it a try and to really have some entertainment with it. As a real estate agent, it is so much fun to invite my clients along and see them immerse with other people in Summerville. It is one of the biggest reasons why I love our town so much – we are all-inclusive!
Pickleball at Doty Park
Although Pickleball is played all throughout the Charleston Area, my favorite place to get my game on is in Doty Park. It is a quaint, somewhat hidden gem that only locals are privy to. Doty Park isn’t just for Pickleball, it has a lot of wonderfully manicured green space, six tennis courts of Pickleball play, a playground, gazebo for special events and several sheltered picnic tables where we bask in our victory!
The vintage Depot building has been converted to a community center and spread around are officially spaced horseshoe pits with backstops for convenience. And once you have had your fill of Pickleball, if that is even a “thing,” there are walking paths where you can take a victory lap around the entire park. It is a great place to spend the day with the family for a game of Pickleball or just to have some fun and sun.
Our Summerville League is Always Looking for Members, Join Today!
If you are interested, please reach out to Sea Turtle Properties, all are welcome — in Summerville, the more is always the merrier. Hope to see you on the court soon!