Pickleball Picker-upper

Pickleball Picker-upper

I made this Pickleball Shag Basket for my wife to retrieve pickleballs during her practice sessions. She has a Simon Pickleball Machine, which pitches the balls to her for practice. I added an oscillator to the machine, too, but haven’t published it, yet. The Shag Basket is easy to build, requires few tools and few materials. This is the third version. Each revision was an attempt to make it easier to build.

I used a 1/4″ Forstner bit for the holes, but other bits will work if you don’t make the holes in the bottom as close to the edge as I made them. It is a little easier to insert the bottom dowels when the holes extend past the edge of the bottom ring.

The Sketchup files are availble on the MontanaMonk.com website in the DIY Projects as well as a PDF file of summary image.


  1. ValConB on October 29, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Very nicely done presentation. Thanks!

  2. oldpickles on October 29, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    I am going to try it, looks like just what I need.