Pickleball - What's It All About?

Heart Kent - Pickleball - What's It All About?


James & Becky went to find out about the 24 Hour Pickleball Marathon

GB Pickleball are hosting a 24 hour Pickleball Marathon held at Baypoint Club, Sandwich, supporting Global's Make Some Noise. It's all happening on 14th & 15th October. 
Don't know what Pickleball is? Read our guide below! 

What is GB Pickleball?

GB Pickleball - based in Kent, is recognised as the National Governing Body of the Sport. Kent has the biggest cohort of players nationally with many clubs and places to play. 

What is Pickleball?

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. 


Pickleball was invented in 1965 in Seattle, Washington. Three dads – whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities — are credited for creating game. Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game is growing internationally as well, with many European and Asian countries adding courts.