Despite our name, tennis isn’t the only thing we care about at Tennis String Theory. From racquetball to badminton and with pickleball growing in popularity, we’re your go-to destination for racquets, paddles, stringing, gear, and accessories. Keep reading to learn more about the gear, paddles, and equipment we offer to pickleball players and shop our wide range of pickleball equipment online or in-store today at our Falls Church or Ashburn locations in Virginia!


Pickleball vs. Tennis

Pickleball is all the rage these days among new and casual athletes who want a fun way to get active and have a great time. Combining the best elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, pickleball is a sport that’s easy to play yet hard to master. That means it’s perfect for both newbies and veterans of all ages! This game is not just fun and easy to pick up, it’s can also be a great way to learn techniques and movements that translate into playing tennis. On the other hand, avid tennis players often find that they enjoy pickleball for a less intense gameplay experience that can be enjoyed by all skill levels.


How To Play Pickleball

Whether you’ve played tennis before or not, pickleball is quite easy for players of all skill levels to pick up and enjoy! The overall focus of the game is similar to other sports involving a net, and the goal is to score points by making the ball drop on your opponent’s side of the court. If you like to learn about the details of a game before picking it up, check out the full list of pickleball rules here. If you’re more of a social learner, stop by our Falls Church, VA location or our Ashburn location to talk to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members about pickleball and find all the equipment you need to get started in no time.

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Equipment You Need for Pickleball

The great thing about pickleball is that the equipment is easy to find when you shop at Tennis String Theory. Of course, you need pickleball-specific paddles and balls, but many tennis clothing items, tennis shoes, and tennis bags are perfect for pickleball as well! Even better — you can utilize a local tennis or badminton court to play if you don’t have a designated pickleball court near you, so getting started with playing pickleball is easy and accessible for all kinds of athletes or players.


Tennis String Theory Is Your Pickleball Go-To

In Falls Church and Ashburn, our team is well-known as huge fans of pickleball on top of our passion for tennis. We’re excited to see this fun and accessible sport grow in popularity as more and more players enjoy the benefits of playing pickleball and we encourage all of our customers to give it a try. Check out our wide selection of sporting goods in our online store, including top-quality pickleball equipment, pickleball paddles, and all kinds of pickleball accessories.

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Ready to Get Started?

If you’re ready to give pickleball a try and begin your journey playing this ever-growing sport, visit one of our two Virginia locations to find the best pickleball equipment for your skill level, or shop our online pickleball selection today!

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