Pickleball is, without a doubt, the game du jour of the summer. The family-friendly sport has been lauded by many as the year's must-try activity, with pickleball courts and clubs sprouting up across the country.
For those wanting to try their hand at the affordable pastime, you might want to check out one of Amazon Canada's pickleball sets. Many of the sets come with everything you need to get started, like this top-rated option from JoncAye, which is on sale ahead of Canada Day.
For a limited time, Amazon shoppers can score the pickleball set for 15 per cent off with an early Prime Day Lightning Deal. For those who aren't familiar, the Lightning Deal ends when 100 per cent of the the products have been claimed.
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What is pickleball?
Pickleball is a family-friendly sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong in one easy-to-learn game.
Pickleball can be played anywhere and requires only a badminton-sized court, two paddles and a plastic ball to get started.
JoncAye Pickleball Set: The details
This affordable kit comes with everything you need to start playing pickleball, minus the court, of course.
The bundle comes with two fiberglass pickleball paddles, two outdoor and two indoor pickleballs, one mesh ball pouch, two replacement grip tapes and one carrying bag big enough to hold it all.
The set is suitable for players of all levels, including beginners, intermediate and professional players, so that everyone can get in on the action.
What people are saying
If you were on the fence about picking up pickleball, the JoncAye set's 4.7-star rating might be the push you need to play.
The bundle has collected more than 1,400 reviews from Amazon shoppers, with pickleball fans calling it an "excellent deal" that includes "everything you need to get started."
The paddles are "lightweight yet sturdy," writes one reviewer. "A good deal."
It's an "absolutely perfect" set, says another. These "racquets [are] better quality" than some more expensive options and "feel a lot better in the hands," they write — "amazing."
While the set has racked up more than 1,100 five-star reviews, some say the handles "could be longer."
If you're looking to take up a new hobby this summer that's both fun and affordable, pickleball might be for you — especially at its current sale price. Perfect for beginners and players of all ages, Amazon shoppers call this beginner-friendly set "absolutely perfect." However, some users note the handles "could be longer," something to keep in mind when heading to checkout.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.