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On a sunny summer day in 1965. Joel Pritchard ...

and his friends came back to his home on Bainbridge Island after a wonderful day of playing golf.

It was that day something magical happened– the game of Pickleball was born.

We honor the legacy of the sport and creators Joel and Joan Pritchard with J. Pritchard

J. Pritchard, a heritage brand that combines classic style and modern comfort for those who play in life.

The Story Continues... PLAY PROPER

The Story Behind The Icon

Golf Ball & Tee

The golf ball & tee are a reminder of when the Pritchards returned home from playing golf and invented the game of pickleball.

The Founder's Initials

The initials JP are a tribute to Joel and Joan Pritchard.

The Oar

Symbolizes the oar of a pickle boat, which inspired the name pickleball.

The Pickleball Paddle

A silhouette of the original pickleball paddle created by the Pritchards.

The Icon

The combined logo showcases all the elements that inspire the J. Pritchard brand.

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