What do I need to get started?

Most important is proper court shoes. For optimum performance and safety, proper court shoes are a necessity.

Eye protection

The Board of the Calgary Pickleball Club enthusiastically endorses the use of eye protection while playing pickleball.

Will I need a paddle?

If you're attending an introductory clinic, we have paddles available for loan.

Thereafter, while you're still getting started, we suggest trying as many paddles as you can before purchasing one.

What type of paddle should I buy?

Excellent question!

A Google search for "pickleball paddle type" will quickly yield many useful results.

If you intend to play pickleball more than once or twice, do not purchase a wooden paddle. Quality composite paddles are available locally for well under $100.