Pickle-ball® was invented by family and friends. So it’s only fitting that it is played by families everywhere. The inventors handed the kids table tennis paddles and a wiffle ball, and lowered the net on their badminton court. In the coming days both kids and adults alike fell in love with the game. The inventors wanted to make the game challenging but still fun for the entire family. As they played, the rules evolved (to include the non-volley zone, for instance) and solidified to their present incarnation.