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The Pickleball Dictionary: The G's of Pickleball

by Stacie Townsend 4 Comments

Pickleball Dictionary: The G’s of Pickleball

The Pickleball Dictionary gets to the “G’s”! Let’s breakdown some of the common phrases, words, people, or organizations found in, on, and around the pickleball courts that start with the letter “G.”

Game – A game in pickleball is typically played to 11 points (with a match being best 2 out of 3 games to 11 (win by 2 points)). With that said, games can also be played to 9, 15, 21, etc.

Gamma – Gamma is a brand of pickleball paddles and other gear that can be purchased at various retailers across the country and online. Check out Gamma’s gear at https://gammasports.com/pickleball/.

Gearbox – Gearbox is a company that started as a racquetball company and has now expanded to make and sell pickleball paddles and other gear. Check out Gearbox’s gear at https://www.gearboxsports.com/pickleball_en/.

(KaSandra) Gehrke – KaSandra Gehrke is a pickleball pro from the Midwest, who frequently tops the pickleball podium. She is also a pickleball coach and known for her great pickleball clinics.

Golden Boy – Scott “Golden Boy” Golden is known for his dedicated pickleball live streaming and social media content, as he does not go a day without sharing posts or video with pickleball enthusiasts on Facebook and other social media. He is a pickleball pro, coach, and great advocate for the sport.

Golden Pickle – A golden pickle is when a team wins a pickleball game using its first serve, never allowing the opposing team to score a point, or even serve the pickleball.

Good Shot – A common phrase on the pickleball court when your partner or your opponents hit a nice shot.

Grip – A grip is how you hold your pickleball paddle. There are a variety of grips in pickleball, including an Eastern Grip, Western Grip, and Continental Grip. Each grip has its pros and cons and certain players switch between multiple grips on the pickleball court. To learn more about pickleball grips, check out Pickler’s My Pro Pickleball Coach online video lessons.

Groundstroke – A groundstroke is a shot after the pickleball bounces (commonly also thought of as a drive). To learn how to hit the perfect groundstroke, check out Pickler’s My Pro Pickleball Coach online video lessons.

Can you think of any more pickleball “G’s” to add? Share with us in the comments below!




Stacie Townsend
Stacie Townsend

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Mark
Mark

December 13, 2019

Get: get into a ball that was placed in a very difficult spot. Returning a shot that seemed un returnable.

Pat Veal
Pat Veal

December 10, 2019

Goalpost – the Act of pointing index finger with straight arm to high lob as you track the ball in preparation to slam it on the opposite side

Heather
Heather

December 10, 2019

I tried Pickleball once and I am confused as to which is the best paddle for a beginner? Should i look into the Gamma ?

Susan Gibbs
Susan Gibbs

December 10, 2019

Got it – communicating (crucial in doubles play) to your partner that you’ll take the shot and they can prepare should opponents continue point.

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