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The pickleball terms, phrases, words, people, and organizations that start with the letter "G" include:
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.
Gearbox – Gearbox is a company that started as a racquetball company and has now expanded to make and sell pickleball paddles and other gear.
Gold – What every tournament pickleball player strives for—the GOLD medal, baby!
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 pickleball grip, Western pickleball grip, and Continental pickleball grip. Each grip has its pros and cons and certain players switch between multiple grips on the pickleball court.
Groundstroke – A groundstroke is a shot after the pickleball bounces (commonly also thought of as a drive).
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Updated as of December 1, 2020
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