Sandy Pickle was actually the result of our experience trying to play pickleball during the pandemic. The public courts were always busy, so we bought a portable pickleball game and set it up on the park grass. We immediately learned that without a bounce, a 3′ net was too low…kill shots were too easy. The next day we raised the net height by replacing the poles from our set with a couple 6′ sections of sprinkler pipe (PVC). With a taller net the game was fun, but it was no longer “pickleball”.
As we continued playing we made a few more modifications and soon realized what had just happened…we had just modified pickleball into a game that could be played anywhere…in the park, at the beach, and in the yard!