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Pickleball Facts, Fictions, and Cartoons

Ellis Rosen


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Maybe you've heard the word "pickleball," but you want to know what all the fun is about. Or you're already an enthusiastic fan and want to celebrate the ins, the outs, the dillballs, the chops, and the falafels of it all. Enter Ellis Rosen, resident cartoonist for In Pickleball magazine and frequent contributor to The New Yorker. Rosen is a master of communicating this fantastic sport's primary characteristics with subtlety and wit. Alongside background on the game--its founding in 1995, the mysterious origins of its name, and more--Ellis will relate some tips for improving your on-court moves, a lovingly humorous glossary of pickleball terms, and some cheeky nods at pickleball culture. A celebration of community in addition to a what's-what and how-to guide to this unique and amazing sport, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better gift for the pickleball lover in your life.

Union Square & Co., 9781454947622, 112pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2023

About the Author

Ellis Rosen is a cartoonist, writer, and illustrator whose work appears regularly in The New Yorker. He has also been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, The Paris Review, and Late Night with Seth Meyers.