The Art of Pickleball by Gale Leach - Fifth Edition

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This novel is sure to intrigue the pickleball bookworm! It is the ultimate companion guide for any enthusiast, and is accompanied by many step-by-step photos in visual aids.

Art of Pickleball

The Art of Pickleball by Gale Leach is in its fifth edition and contains up-to-date, straightforward and practical pickleball tips. It is chock full of invaluable information for players of all skill levels from just beginning all the way up to national champions. This book covers every aspect of pickleball that you can possibly think of, from necessary equipment to mental strength. The 256-page book measures 9” high and 6” wide and is the perfect item to tote around in your pickleball bag for easy reference. Countless photos and diagrams provide visuals, making it extremely easy to understand.

The Art of Pickleball covers numerous areas of the sport including drills, skills and conditioning. More specifically, chapters include information about rules, equipment, body positioning, doubles and singles strategies, mental and physical fitness, practices, staying safe while playing, and much more.

The Art of Pickleball is a great reference for any level of player.

Pickleball Instruction & Strategy Book
Reviewer: Diane Clarke from Anthem, AZ United States
I'm a beginning player of Pickleball and this book is a great reference for rules, as well as equipment and detailed information on game strategy and shot positioning.

The Art of Pickleball
Reviewer: Maxine Behrman from Austin, CO United States
It was a fun easy book to read. I liked the illustrations of the various ways to volley, and the strategy guides in the back are great for conversations with your partner. It's a book I will keep handy and refer to often if only for the encouraging words that pickleball is a mental need to relax and have FUN!


Art of Pickleball Specifications
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1937083632
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1937083632
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.3 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.58 x 9 inches

Reviews (12)

  • Book

    Mar 12, 2023

    Good descriptions but did not find photos helpful. Feel videos are best for my understanding.


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  • Fast and Accurate

    Dec 27, 2018

    Pickleball Central is fast and accurate, just like a good pickleball serve. I ordered a net and paddles package for a Christmes present for my daughter. It arrived here in Delaware (from Washington State) in 4 shipping charge. Great Company!

    Fred DeMarco

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    Jan 11, 2018

    +was every thing I needed to learn pickle Ball

    lorraine heckel

  • good

    Aug 11, 2016

    good for starting out like me. But I have not read all of it yet

    Sita Compton

  • Very comprehensive guide for the neophyte.

    Nov 21, 2015

    I use this guide book frequently to check the correctness of my swing and generally for the strategy to use when playing.


  • Pickleball Instruction & Strategy Book

    Oct 25, 2014

    I'm a beginning player of Pickleball and this book is a great reference for rules, as well as equipment and detailed information on game strategy and shot positioning.

    Diane Clarke

  • Looks like a good reference

    May 31, 2014

    I do not read like I used to. When I do read it is generally for reference. When I am curious about a specific point, this book fits the bill.

    Llewellyn Drake

  • The Art of Pickleball by Gale Leach - Fourth Editi

    Apr 15, 2014

    Useful, great information

    Barbara Scheidt