If you haven’t heard of Pickleball, you will soon. Already taking the United States by storm, Pickleball has launched in Australia and is already growing fast. The fantastic work by the Pacific Pickleball League is rapidly promoting the game. Their recent partnership with Major Pickleball League, means this is a sport you will be seeing a lot more of soon.
What is Pickleball?
Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, is played on a court approximately one quarter the size of a tennis court. Pickleball attracts players from all ages and skill levels, and as a new sport, is welcoming of anyone interested in picking up a paddle.
What to wear in Pickleball
One of the popular factors about Pickleball is that there is no official dress code. By and large, you can choose a uniform that provides comfort and flexibility for you. In practice many players and clubs have adopted a tennis style, but there’s no specific reason why you need to follow this path. With the game becoming more popular across the globe, factors like weather and protection are important considerations in choosing your Pickleball uniform.
Athletic Comfort and Flexibility
An athletic-inspired uniform of moisture-wicking shorts or skirts/skorts combined with a breathable, moisture-wicking shirt is a popular choice. The emphasis is on lightweight, stretchy fabrics that allow for maximum movement on the court. You also don’t need to go with traditional whites. Many players choose bright and vibrant colours, for increased visibility during fast-paced rallies.
Depending on where and when you are playing, sun protection is an important factor in choosing a Pickleball uniform. Long sleeve shirts provide UV protection if you are in a climate like Australia, and modern sports fabrics still allow for ventilation and breathable designs during long matches.
Don’t forget that accessories, particularly hats are a must if you are playing Pickleball in Australia. Visors, caps, bucket hats and wide-brimmed hats are all available options for Pickleball players. Choose what makes you feel most comfortable on the court.
With the sport’s modern approach to uniforms, Pickleball offers its players a chance for some unique self-expression in their uniforms. Pickleball players, teams, clubs and associations can get creative with custom uniforms to really stand out on the court. With custom sublimation like the uniforms offered at KPI Sports, the sky’s the limit in terms of designs, colours and logos that can be added to your pickleball shirts, shorts and skirts.
To make an impact at your next Pickleball competition, Contact Us at KPI Sports. We have decades of experience working with sports teams to develop unique, high-performance sportswear. To explore our range of Pickleball uniforms, visit our website.