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Pickleball is called pickleball because it is named after a dog called Pickles. The story goes that the game was invented by a group of friends who were looking for a way to keep their dog entertained. When they hit a wiffle ball over the net, Pickles would run after it and 'pickle' it between his paws and the ground. Over time, the game became known as pickleball.