What is pickleball? Score everything you need to play with this set on sale for $68

Two pickleball tournament players shake hands after a match.
Gear up for pickleball season with this beginner-friendly set to get you started. (Getty Images)

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The sun is shining and the days are finally getting longer, which can only mean one thing: Pickleball season has arrived.

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.

What do you need for pickleball, and where can you buy it?

We've found an affordable Pickleball set from Amazon Canada that comes with everything you need to get started on summer's hottest sport.

Stonecho Pickleball Paddle Set of 2

Stonecho Pickleball Paddle Set of 2. Image via Amazon.
Stonecho Pickleball Paddle Set of 2. Image via Amazon.

$68 $80 at Amazon

The details

This affordable pickleball kit comes with everything you need to start playing pickleball, minus the court, of course.

The bundle comes with a two-pack of fibreglass pickleball paddles, two outdoor and two indoor pickleballs, 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, this set's impressive 4.7-star rating may be the push you need to play.

The bundle has collected more than 200 reviews from Amazon shoppers, with pickleball fans saying that it offers "great value for a starter set."

One reviewer found that this set includes "great quality paddles and balls," while another shared that the rackets are "quite light and offer a good grip."

Shoppers say that they "definitely recommend this set for yourself or gifts," making it a great buy for anyone looking to get into the sport.

Stonecho Pickleball Paddle Set of 2. Image via Amazon.
Stonecho Pickleball Paddle Set of 2. Image via Amazon.

$68 $80 at Amazon

Despite its positive reviews, some shoppers say that the fibreglass construction on these paddles is "too light for advance players" — especially those who may be looking for more power in their game.

However, if you're new to the sport and are still practicing, you may find that the lightweight paddles won't leave you feeling tired out after the first match.

The verdict

If you're looking to take up a new hobby this summer that's both fun and affordable, pickleball might be for you. Perfect for beginners and players of all ages, Amazon shoppers call this beginner-friendly set "amazing."

However, if you're a more advanced player, some reviewers say you may find these paddles ill-suited to your preferences.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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