As a game that can be played both indoors and outdoors, anytime of the year is perfect for pickleball. In the winter you can play indoors and when the sun comes out, so do the players. Still, no matter the season that you decide is right for getting your volley on, you’ll need to give some careful thought to your pickleball gear. If you are still playing in board shorts and a scratchy T-shirt, and need to be served with some great advice on what to buy, and why, M&F has you covered with this expert led guide. New, or seeking to brush up your knowledge of pickleball? You could begin by taking a look at our handy game guide.

Okay, ready to meet us on the court? Here’s what you should bring: