Get Inspired by These Memorable Pickleball Quotes

Get Inspired by These Memorable Pickleball Quotes

And so it begins – you’re officially hooked on pickleball. Before you know it, you’ll be hitting the court for your very first match. It won’t be long until you’re dropping dinks and shouting “Rene Ernie,” and calling third shot-drops like Ben Johns and Annaleigh Water, your pickleball heroes. You’ll find yourself constantly talking about the sport and even competing in tournaments whenever you can. These clever pickleball catch phrases truly capture the essence of the game, adding to its already thrilling nature. Share them with your friends on social media or with fellow players for a guaranteed good time.

Pickleball Quotes by Celebrities

George Clooney

Many celebrities are true pickleball addicts and have given us memorable quotes.

  • “You’ve got to be able to hit the ball hard. Nobody plays golf to putt.” – Joel Pritchard (one of pickleball’s inventors)
  • Oarsmen were chosen from the rejected crews of other boats” (the boats they crewed were called “pickle boats.”) – Joan Pritchard (Joel’s wife who came up with the name of the sport)
  • “It’s just super fun.” – Bill Gates on playing pickleball. (Bill Gates has actually played pickleball for decades).
  • “Despite its silly terms and funny name, pickleball is actually quite a sophisticated game.” – Bill Gates again
  • “She kills me – if we play six games, I’ll win maybe two.” – George Clooney on his wife, Amal
  • “Every loss I have ever experienced, I go back to one of my favorite athletic quotes, ‘Previous experiences make champions.’” – Professional Pickler Riley Newman on having a pro mentality
  • “The main thing in pickleball is to be patient.” – Pro-pickler Catherine Parenteau
  • “Every match is completely different based on partners and competitors.” –Dekel Bar
  • “I just believe that the game in person is so much faster and more athletic than what you see on TV or your computer.” – Pro-Pickler Simone Jardim
  • “Me and my mom just fell in love with [pickleball].” – Pro-Pickler Anna Leigh Waters
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Famous Pickleball Quotes

  • My pickleball motto, however, is Rip, Bang, Win, Cake! Rip the ball, bang the ball, win the match, and celebrate with cake!” – Annaleigh Waters, Pro Pickleball Player
  • “I never thought I’d say this, as long as I can walk I’m playing pickleball, I can’t wait to get back on the court.” – Andre Agassi, Pro Tennis Player
  • “For me, joy + play = pickleball. I’m obsessed and try to play four to five times a week. The court might be the only place in the world where I’m fully in the now.” – Brené Brown, Professor & Author, Owner of ATX Pickleballers Major League Pickleball Team
  • “On the same court, you can have a millionaire with someone living paycheck to paycheck. No one’s interested in what you do for a living, only in how long you’ve been playing.” – Simone Jardim, Pro Pickleball Player
  • “Andiamo!” – Julian Arnold, Pro Pickleball Player
  • “I absolutely love this sport, I love the game… I kind of want to try to be a bridge in the gap between tennis and pickleball.” Jack Sock, Pro Tennis Player
  • “Everyone from the super young to the super old can take part. It takes minutes to learn the basics, games are short, and all you need is a net, paddle, and ball to get started. It doesn’t take much skill to hit the ball, either, because it doesn’t move as fast as a tennis ball. The best thing about pickleball, however, is that it’s just super fun.” – Bill Gates, American Business Magnate
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Quotes That Will Make You Chuckle

Pickleball, for the most part, is not a serious enterprise – and that’s exactly why we love it. If you’ve been playing for some time, you’ve probably encountered these amusing pickleball quotes firsthand.

  • You don’t play pickleball – pickleball plays you.
  • It’s not that pickleball is BETTER than tennis, it’s just a lot more fun.
  • Anyone who says pickleball is boring clearly hasn’t sustained a 40 shot dink rally.
  • “One more game!” – Famous Last Words
  • Pickleball: It’s not just for old people!
  • Some people don’t spend time drilling and it shows.
  • Sorry tennis, I’m with pickleball now.
  • The day I hit my first Erne was the day I fell in love with pickleball.
  • Drive, drop, dink — repeat.
  • Funny how a little yellow wiffle ball can completely take over your life.

Pickleball Puns

Pickleball Puns

Here are a few pickleball puns you’ll find in pickleball:

  • That serve was a real dill-light!
  • I’m not a pickle expert, but I’m pretty sure that shot was in the brine.
  • I’m feeling pickled after that game!
  • I’m not a pro, but I’m still pretty spicy on the pickleball court!
  • I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little vinegary on the pickleball court.
  • You better watch out. I’ve got a mean pickleball serve guaranteed to make you sweat!
  • That guy’s having a mid-court crisis!
  • I may not be the best player on the court, but I’m definitely a seasoned pro.
  • I may be a little green when it comes to pickleball, but I’m learning quickly!”
  • I may not be a pickle, but I’m still a top-notch player!

Pickleball Quotes for Couples

pickleball quotes for couple

When it comes to playing pickleball with my sweetheart, things can get a little tricky. Many people tend to associate this game with couples, whether it’s because they enjoy playing it with their significant other or because the gameplay can get intense for everyone involved.

  • The couples who play pickleball will most likely require a therapist.
  • Be there for me, man who can talk and walk fast and touch softly.
  • Nothing better than a partner, both way – on and off the court.
  • Typicaly Yours’ — except when the forehand middle ball is mine……. Those are mine.
  • Every time a man fails to score a goal, the glare of his girlfriend behind his back makes it all the more harder to bear.
  • He does his stuff while I do mine.
  • Baby, I can do that all day with you..’
  • Yes, he is a cute guy who can take your breathe away when he speaks up in the pickleball court.
  • She is definitely beautiful enough— check out her two-handed backhand also.

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