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The official blog of Global Pickleball Network

Trophies

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​We just released one of the coolest features, and we couldn't be more excited. It is the ability to award digital trophies for your leagues and tournaments. Imagine being able to see all your trophies you have been awarded over the years. Just like having a trophy case! Pretty cool right?  And just like real trophies,...
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Achievements

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 We just released a fun new feature that I think everyone will really enjoy. We are calling it "Achievements". We will be automatically awarding achievements for reaching different milestones on the site. For example, once you have played 10 matches, you will be awarded a "10 Matches Played" achievement. Achievements can be seen on all profile...
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The GPN Web App

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There is no app in the app store, but you can run the site as a web app. This will create an icon on your phone, and it will look and feel just like a downloaded app. ​ For an iPhone... Step 1 ​Go here , and click the icon shown. You can also do this from any page without using this link. Step 2 Scroll down, and click the "Add to Home Screen" link ...
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The Rules of Pickleball

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Have you ever had a question regarding a rule in pickleball?  Or how the scoring works? Or even just how to play the game? Well, most of your questions can probably be answered just by reading USAPA's official rulebook.  The rulebook covers everything including: Court size and dimensions The height of the net What is the "N...
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Scheduled Play for Pickleball

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Do you play pickleball at a set time and location each week? Are you looking to attract more players? We have just released a new tool that we think will be a game changer. We are calling it "scheduled play". When logged in, you will now see a new scheduled play icon at the top right of every page: ​ When you click that icon, you will be taken to t...
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How to Create a Pickleball Tournament

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Have you ever wanted to run your own pickleball tournament? At Global Pickleball Network, we give you all the tools you need to create a pickleball tournament in just a few minutes. Here are just a few of the features our pickleball tournament software offers: Run a singles or doubles tournament Single or double elimination Any brack...
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How to Find a Pickleball Court

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One of the most difficult aspects of playing pickleball isn't actually the sport itself.  It is finding a place to play.  Global Pickleball Network has created a great tool for finding and submitting pickleball courts.  Check out this short video showing how to search for a pickleball court near you. Once you are ready, go here ...
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Our Favorite Pickleball Facilities in America

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The growing popularity of pickleball has resulted in the development of some amazing facilities throughout the United States. Here are four of our favorites: Little Valley Pickleball Complex About: The facility hosts a variety of pickleball events including lessons, clinics, leagues, youth pickleball, and tournaments; they have hosted the USAP...
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Rules of Pickleball

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Pickleball is a simple paddle game played using a special perforated, slow-moving ball over a tennis-type net on a badminton-sized court. The following is an abbreviated form of the rules to give you a quick overview of how the game is played. Click Here to see the official rules.  Basic Rules Overview  Pickleball is played either as...
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What is Pickleball?

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Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong into one fun and exciting game. It was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington by three dads - Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum - in an effort to entertain their kids who were bored with their usual...
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