Frequently Asked Questions
What is Pickleball?

Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong (table tennis). It is typically played on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net, using paddles and a plastic ball with holes (similar to a wiffle ball).

The game was invented in the mid-1960s by Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum, three friends who wanted to create a new activity for their families to enjoy. It was named after the Pritchard family’s dog, Pickles, who would often chase after the ball during games.

Pickleball is played both indoors and outdoors and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. The rules are relatively simple, making it easy for beginners to learn, but the game can also be fast-paced and competitive at higher levels.

No. You do not need to know how to play. Simply bring a paddle, shoes, a ball. If you need help with equipment, please contact us at [email protected]. You will no doubt find someone playing where you can join in. Pickleball is accessible to all ages and skill levels. 


To become a member visit our membership page. It is a two step process. You must first register with Pickleball Canada and the Peterborough Pickleball Association and then create an account on our website so you can sign up for programs and events. 

  • Membership is an opportunity to expand your social circle and connect with other fun, active fellow ‘Pickleballers’ who are passionate about the sport, and play at both recreational and competitive levels.
  • To support advocacy for building new Pickleball court sites and help guide the growth of Pickleball in Peterborough.
    Take part in Learn & Play events, Clinics, Tournaments and other fun and social events held throughout the year.
  • To become part of the collective voice in the pickleball community and support volunteers who contribute their time to book and arrange play, referee tournaments, and to keep membership up to date on current Pickleball events and news.


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No. Wear whatever comfortable clothes you wish. Most often, shorts and a t-shirt.

There are no age restrictions. 

Yes and there is a reduced fee of $10.00 per Junior Member. 

You may bring guests at any public opening of the courts.

There are currently no indoor courts other than the Smash Pickleball Court, for a list of outdoor places to play visit our website on this page

To facilitate registration, we are using Court Reserve to reserve and purchase summer programs. 

You will need to become a PPA member first and then create your account in order to register

You may purchase more than one program but you may only purchase one slot for each program. You may not purchase on behalf of someone else. Each person must have their own court reserve account.

Login to Pickleball Canada Website to get your account information. 

Go on to your Court Reserve Account and into the programs you have registered for to make changes.

If you have not played in any tournaments, read the descriptions of each of the summer programs and perform a self evaluation of your skills. 

If you have played in tournaments, go into pickleball brackets and open your profile on your account to see your rating. 

Check our website for court information. 

We do offer programs and clinics. Contact us for lesson information.

Visit our website for tournaments and social events and keep up with our newsletter

Unfortunately, you can not reserve courts for private use, however you may drop in to any Peterborough public court.
All our PPA tournaments are supervised by certified referees and instructors.

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