Pickleball Picker-Upper

Pickleball Picker-Upper

A DIY pickleball pickup tool. It’s great for practice sessions or pickleball machines.

1″ PVC pipe
3″ PVC coupler
Zip ties
Small bolt
Any cheap material – I used canvas drop cloth
Two extra large hose clamps
Unwaxed dental floss


  1. Karin Gibeau on April 16, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks, my husband is placing the zip ties now.

  2. kim leith on April 16, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Going to modify mine with the "zip ties" in the coupler. I have a Toro lawn mower grass bag on mine. I did not make it myself, I bought it from a friend. Like the handle idea also.

  3. Jeff Selkowitz on April 16, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    I found that after some time the fat square ends of the zip ties started to crack and break. I’m wondering if using two or three 1/4 " bungie cords stretched across the opening of the tube would work better? Or metal clips?

  4. Chelle on April 16, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Great idea. maybe use fabric glue instead of sewing it and or maybe just a laundry bag that already has a cord. I like it … I’m going to try it.

  5. digitalreporter on April 16, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    About 3 years ago, I made a pickleball pickler upper for less than $3 in less than 10 minutes.

    BTW: Your design is brilliant!

  6. FunkleGaff on April 16, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Ha…… Great make…. And ‘bobs your uncle’ !! Didn’t know that phrase was known over the pond 😁

  7. Elizabeth Heyenga on April 16, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Great video, thanks. You def. don’t need that many zip ties but I’m making this baby!!