360 has installed multiple pickleball courts in and around Boston, MA and Naples, FL. Pickleball is rapidly growing into an extremely popular sport both for backyard and residential pickleball courts as well as outdoor and indoor sports facilities.
How it’s played
Pickleball is a paddle sport for all ages and skill levels that combines the elements of tennis, badminton, pingpong and four square. It can be played both indoors and outdoors and it is played with a paddle and plastic ball. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but it can develop into a quick, fast paced competitive game for experienced players.
A pickleball court is the same size as a doubles badminton court and measures 20×44 feet. The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. The court is striped similar to a tennis court with right and left service courts and a 7foot, nonvolley zone in front of the net (referred to as the “kitchen”). Courts can be constructed specifically for pickleball or they can be converted using existing tennis or badminton courts.
* The USAPA currently estimates there are now over 400,000 players who actively play pickleball.
Pickleball facilities are located in all 50 states.
* Tennis, racquetball and ping pong players love the competitive nature of the sport and regularly participate in competitive tournaments.
360 offers professional design & construction for residential and commercial bocce ball courts. We specialize in synthetic grass and sand bocce ball courts which require virtually NO maintenance and last for years.
Bocce Ball is a sport with an ancestry that traces back to the ancient games played in the Roman Empire. Developed into its present form in Italy, Bocce is traditionally played on natural soil and asphalt courts 90 feet in length and 8 to 13 feet wide. A game can be conducted between two players, or two teams of two, three, or four. A match is started by a randomly chosen side being given the opportunity to throw a smaller ball, the jack (called a boccino or pallino in some areas), from one end of the court into a zone16 ft in length, ending 8 ft from far end of the court. If the first team misses twice, the other team is awarded the opportunity to place the jack anywhere they choose within the prescribed zone. The side that first attempted to place the jack is given the opportunity to bowl first. Once the first bowl has taken place, the other side has the opportunity to bowl. From then on, the side which does not have the ball closest to the jack has a chance to bowl, up until one side or the other has used their four balls. At that point, the other side bowls its remaining balls. The team with the closest ball to the jack is the only team that can score points in any frame. The scoring team receives one point for each of their balls that is closer to the jack than the closest ball of the other team. The length of a game varies by region but is typically from 7 to 13 points. Players are permitted to throw the ball in the air using an underarm action. This is generally used to knock either the jack or another ball away to attain a more favorable position. Tactics can get quite complex when players have sufficient control over the ball to throw or roll it accurately.
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