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Saturday 5 August Book Signing Event • 11am to 1pm & 4:30pm to 6pm

Frye’s Leap Café hosts author book signing event!

Frye Island author Patrick W Smith shares his eyewitness account of the birth of Pickleball. Refreshments will be served, based on recipes from the original Kitchen!

PICKLEBALL! The Curious History of Pickleball From its Origins as Picklepong 1959 – 1963 is for ALL to enjoy!

Dive into this fascinating account of Pickleball’s earliest iterations as told by someone who was there to participate in its birth, an eyewitness to the beginnings of Pickleball.  The book highlights Frye Island, as this is where the author re-discovered his connection to the game.

Captured here in his witty humorous style, author Patrick Smith shares childhood memories that bring light to the game’s journey from Picklepong, created in Pat’s family side yard, to Pickleball, the game as we know it today.

Readers will laugh out loud as they learn about the characters who practiced getting pickled both on and off the courts, flavored with references to some of Washington State’s cultural and historic highlights.  In addition, the book also features traditional food and drink recipes, to serve up the Perfect Pickleball Party in an authentic style of olde!

Find out what being “pickled” is all about!  For anyone who is curious to know …

A GREAT GIFT for every Pickleballer’s collection, this book is sure to become a classic!