Pickleball, Badminton, and Mini-Volleyball

Cross training between multiple sports.

Mini-volleyball, badminton, and pickleball teach ball, court, and net skills, as well as provide basic preparation for volleyball and tennis. Mini-volleyball was designed as an initiation to “regular” volleyball for young children who cannot easily play on full-sized equipment. It adapts the game and teaches youth different abilities. This sport was designed for physical-education classes and includes smaller equipment, simplified techniques and easy adaptation to facilities. Currently, club volleyball programs use mini-volleyball as a way to introduce the sport of volleyball to younger children.

Badminton is a great sport for any age. It is easy to learn, easy to play, and is a great social activity. It requires mental agility, aerobic stamina, speed, and precision, making it an excellent trainer for tennis and volleyball. Badminton has been an Olympic sport since 1992. Pickleball is an uncomplicated game, developed in a family backyard in the 1960s. It is played with a special perforated, slow-moving ball over a tennis-type net on a badminton sized court. This simple game can be played by all ages employing basic ball and racquet skills. It makes a great precursor to tennis and volleyball.

Elementary schools, churches, and recreation centers frequently seek youth sports with minimal equipment, setup, and storage. Sports Imports has solved the problem of heavy, awkward wheel-based systems that are difficult to store. Sports Imports carbon and aluminum volleyball poles offer simple, lightweight construction that are easy to transport and require minimal storage space, perfect for youth volleyball.