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If a Pickleball and a Trampoline had a baby, would it look like this?

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

It's a new sport called Pickle Bounce, which is a new sport soon to be all the rage!

The rules of Pickle Bounce are simple: (1) it’s like you’re playing Pickleball, but on a trampoline! and (2) you can only hit the ball when you are in the air. It’s that easy. Or is it?

I know what you’re thinking – how on earth is this a sport? Well, I’m not sure either. But after workshopping the idea with some friends and colleagues, it seemed like we should give it a go.

David and the Pickle Bouncettes

So we went down to San Marcus to find out, armed with a script and some props to test my idea. My cousin David, an expert trampoline installer and bouncer, agreed to let us use his backyard, which conveniently had a trampoline installed in the ground.

(BTW, in-ground trampolines are awesome - they are cleverly designed, allowing you to enjoy all the benefits of a trampoline without a big blocky thing in your yard. Pretty cool, right?)

Of course, Pickle Bounce isn’t for everyone. Some folks might feel a little too uncoordinated. But for those of us who enjoy a challenge and a little absurdity, Pickle Bounce may be the perfect antidote to everyday life.

Don’t take my word for it. Take a look at the video to see how our day went. You will meet David, Sarah, Jacob, and Rich. Together, they show us how Pickle Bounce works.

It’s definitely worth the watch:

Let me know what you think of our new sport! Is it ready for the big-time yet? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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