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The family that made the game up had a dog named Pickles. One day they took him to an island and they started hitting the ball around. Pickles, being a dog would go get it. They at first called it Pickles' Ball, then they dropped the s and called it pickleball.

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βˆ™ 2021-09-24 14:38:41
They got the dog later and named him pickles. Game was named after pickleboat and how they come together.
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βˆ™ 2021-09-24 14:38:48

The wife of one of the founder’s called it pickleball since they created the game from parts and pieces of other games. She referenced that pickleboats were the misc left over oarsmen on crew.

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