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Photos from the early days of Pickleball, and Pickle-Ball, Inc.


Pickleball In The King Dome in Seattle

Pickleball was the first game ever played inside the King Dome - - Seattle, WA. (L-R) Project Manager - Name Unknown, Barney McCallum - Co-Inventor, Joel Pritchard - US Congressman and Co-Inventory, and Bill Bell - Co - Inventor.

Joel Pritchard Pickleball Co-Inventory with Govenor Dan Evans

(L - R) Joel Pritchard - Us Congressman and Co-Inventor with Dan Evans - Governor for the State of Washington (from 1965 to 1977). Check out those early pickleballs, and truly flat paddles without any grip buildups.

Pickle-ball Inc first ever photo shoot

Barney McCallum (Co-Inventor) - Picture taken during the first photoshoot for the original marketing at Pickle-ball, Inc.

Barney and Carol McCallum Playing Pickleball on Bainbridge Island in early 1970s

Barney McCallum (Co-Inventor) and Carol McCallum playing a game of Pickle-ball courts in Bainbridge Island, WA during the early 1970's.


Bainbridge Island Pickleball in 1970s with the McCallums and the Wellers.

(L-R) Carol McCallum, Barney McCallum (Co-Inventor), Jim Weller and Donna Weller playing a mixed doubles match - Picture taken on one of the original Pickle-ball courts in Bainbridge Island, WA during the early 1970's.


The Pickleball Gang on Bainbridge in the early 1970s.

Some of the Original Pickle-ball Players (L-R back row) Sam Brace, Scott Stover, Dale Kathol, David McCallum, Doug Smith (L-R middle section) Barney McCallum, Barb Kathol, Carol Stover, Mr. Clever (L-R Center) Anna Clever, Carol McCallum (L-R bottom row) Melene Anderson, Child 1, Kate McCallum and Child 2 in Bainbridge Island, WA early 1970's.


Scott Brace playing pickleball on Bainbridge Island

Scott Brace- Picture taken on one of the original Pickle-ball courts in Bainbridge Island, WA during the early 1970's.


Melene Anderson Playing Pickleball Circa 1970s

Melene Anderson- Picture taken during the first photoshoot for the original marketing at Pickle-ball Inc. at the Anderson family Pickle-ball court back in the early 1970's; Bainbridge Island, WA.


Dave Kathol and Kate McCallum playing Pickleball in Bainbridge Island.

Dale Kathol and Kate McCallum- Picture taken on one of the original Pickle-ball courts in Bainbridge Island, WA during the early 1970's.


Monica van Ackeren Alonso playing Pickleball in the early 1970s


Neighborhood girl, Monica van Ackeren Alonso - Picture taken on one of the original Pickle-ball courts in Bainbridge Island, WA during the early 1970's.


Early Pickleball Courts in Medina, WA 1970s

(L-R back row) David McCallum, Carol Stover (L-R Front row) Melene Anderson and Sam Brake - Picture taken on one of the original Pickle-ball courts in Medina, WA during the early 1970's.


The Clevers and some Neighbor kids playing Pickleball in 1970s

(L-R back row) Mr. Clever, NEIGHBORHOOD KID 1 (L-R Front row) Anna Clever and NEIGHBORHOOD KID 2 - Picture taken on one of the original Pickle-ball courts in Bainbridge Island, WA during the early 1970's.


The McCallums playing Pickleball in the 70s.

(L-R) Scott Brace, Scott Stover, Barney Mc Callum and David Mc Callum play a friendly game of Pickle-ball.