Bainbridge Cup History written by IFP
Bainbridge Island – Pickleball’s Birthplace
It was on Bainbridge Island (known as Bainbridge by the locals) where Joel Pritchard, Barney McCallum and Bill Bell created the sport we know today as pickleball. While residing at Bainbridge in the summer of 1965, the three founders collaborated to create and design a new racquet sport that everyone could play and enjoy. Thus the name “Bainbridge Cup” was chosen to pay tribute to both the founding fathers and the birthplace of pickleball – the origins of a sport that is now played by millions of people around the world
Team North America competed against Team Europe on a global stage in Madrid, Spain on September 15th. The inaugural Bainbridge Cup is hosted by the International Federation of Pickleball. This event was unique in that included all ages and skill levels
North American (USA/Canada) had 200 wins and Europe had 102
Team North America took home the Bainbridge Cup for 2017!
Representing Palm Creek
Lynn Carlson on Right( with his partner Rodney Grubbs)