Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Erika Buchholz, Author at Baltimore Independent


How pickleball became Washington’s official sport

Gov. Jay Inslee signed HB 5615 into law this week, making pickleball the official state sport of Washington. The bill signing ceremony took place on Bainbridge Island, where pickleball was invented in 1965 by the state’s late Lt. Gov. Joel Pritchard and friends and businessmen Barney McCallum and Bill Bell, as a way to entertain […]