Pickleball is a fast-growing sport in the country and here at Fox Den as well! It combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and can be played on our lighted hard courts. A pickleball paddle is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. A pickleball is similar to a wiffleball but travels at 1/3 the speed of a tennis ball. Pickleball is the perfect way to introduce children to the game of tennis without being overwhelmed by the rules and guidelines. Many tennis players convert to the game of pickle ball as it requires less endurance than tennis.