We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs.

If you feel like everyone is talking about pickleball at the moment, it’s because, well, they are. After being named the fastest-growing sport in the United States, it was only a matter of time before the design community caught on. Just today Leanne Ford announced her collaboration with the sport’s coolest gear brand, Recess

Leanne Ford x Recess Pickleball Collection

The Austin-based company, which launched in 2021, was approached by Ford when she couldn’t find a paddle she wouldn’t mind carrying around off the court. As expected, she gave an otherwise mundane product category the classic Ford treatment, designing paddles and balls in a soothing black-and-cream palette with painterly patterns like imperfect checkers, wavy lines, and Pollock-esque splatters. (Yes, we are still talking about sports here.) 

A trio of balls comes in at $14, and the paddles are $86, which makes a set the perfect gift for your pickleball-curious friends out there. And if you were thinking about dabbling but haven’t made it out to the courts yet, consider this a sign.