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What is pickleball?

Pickleball is THE trend sport from the USA. It combines elements from badminton, tennis and table tennis.  The game is played on a court the size of a badminton field, the net is approximately hip high, the ball has holes and the paddle resembles an oversized, slightly angular table tennis paddle.

What makes pickleball so popular?

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the US. Since it is generally slower than tennis or badminton and is therefore very easy to learn for beginners and for people who are not keen on paddle-sports, it is very popular. But even if the joints sometimes pinch a little, Pickleball is a welcome alternative because it is very joint-friendly.


Where does this name come from?

The game was 'invented' in 1965 by 3 fathers who wanted to keep their bored children busy and cobbled together elements available from the 3 sports. Only some time later did the game get its current name - either after the Pickleboat (the boat with the remaining athletes) 


what are the rules

You can download the rules here.


Pickleball at Tennis Point Vienna! 

Every other Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. you can participate in Open Play (all levels) with the group Pickleball Vienna (Wien).  On board, as Hostess, is Alicia Q. Wolfgruber, a pickleball trainer proficient in working with beginners and intermediates (Level 1).  She currently holds certification via the Deutscher Pickleball Bund e.V./International Federation of Pickleball(IFP) program and is in process of gaining more Level 1 (and equivalent) certifications via other programs focused on international Pickleball education/development. She also serves as a Diplomat for Austria with the International Federation of Pickleball.

If you are there for the first time, she will go over the basics of the sport with you and you can start playing the game right away -  playing with all the participants.

Paddles can be borrowed if necessary, for a fee. However, please indicate this when registering for the upcoming game date.

In order to organize the allocation of players and seats in the best possible way for you, please understand that a participation is only possible after prior registration until the Friday before the respective Sunday(until 12:00 p.m.) Please write an Email to

The next open plays will be : May 21st | June 4th | June 18th | July 2nd | July 16th | July 30th

We are happy to welcome you as the first (and so far only) sports center in Vienna
welcome to Pickleball!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at 00436763310079
or by email to

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