Whether you love poring over star charts or roll your eyes when someone shares their lucky number, horoscopes can be a fun way to analyze your personality and provide inspiration for the day. In honor of pickleball’s welcoming spirit toward players of all stripes, we’ve put together a list of every sign’s characteristics and what their “eccentricities” may be.
Capricorn – Practices for hours every day and completed a year-long travel itinerary for their upcoming tournaments 6 months in advance. Happy to discuss technique but mysteriously disappears to another court whenever someone says they’re “just playing for fun.”
Aquarius – Loves brainstorming ideas for quirky charity tournaments complete with embarrassing costumes, throwback music and actual pickles. Will launch into a strategic explanation of the latest drills to improve your game if you mention you’re feeling down about a recent loss.
Pisces – Frequently misses shots because they’re distracted by the sun, the spinning ball, other players’ attire and their own breathing. Discovered pickleball during a spiritual retreat and now dreams of owning a pickleball cruise line and herbal supplement brand.
Aries – May have broken a paddle once or twice in an uncontrollable fit of rage. Sprained ankle attempting an ATP before their feet were properly positioned and continued playing out of spite for the next 3 matches. Always yelling at other players whether complimenting or criticizing.
Taurus – Saw that your line call was incorrect and will spend the next 30 minutes explaining why. Doesn’t understand why people are bothered by their practice balls scattered across the court. Naps instead of spectating and is always down to get lunch after a game.
Gemini – Obsessed with practicing a particular drill or technique for about a week then gets bored and goes back to smashing. Still has surprising natural talent on the court. Ready for impromptu games whenever but will flounder hopelessly if you ask them to nail down the details.
Cancer – Feels attacked and sobs with abandon when doubles partner offers gentle tips for improvement. Runs a small business selling handmade art using cracked pickleballs, court tape and glitter. Great at helping newbies feel welcome and solving disputes.
Leo – Shows off a different tournament medal every time you see them. Carries around a bag full of expensive paddles and will probably lend you one if you compliment any aspect of their game. Drags unsuspecting passersby onto the courts to extol the joys of pickleball.
Virgo – Skips practice to analyze match replays and agonize over lost points. Has developed a proprietary system for their club to organize wait times, skill levels and player rotation. Frequently references a vision board full of pros, swanky court complexes and motivational quotes.
Libra – Spends weeks trying to decide which new paddle to buy only to choose the one they were originally considering. Constantly surrounded by a posse of players and thrives on courtside gossip. Enjoys sharing funny tournament stories and coordinating club uniforms.
Scorpio – Feels betrayed when their usual partner plays with someone else for a tournament they can’t make thousands of miles away. Possesses an uncanny ability to predict your next move during matches and will forever remember that one time you incorrectly referenced the rules.
Sagittarius – Has played pickleball in foreign countries and introduced it to rural villages in several others. Tells you a comeback is still possible when you’re down 0-10 and explains you just need to work on mindfulness, positive visualization and deep breathing when you lose.
Do you identify with your sign or are your little oddities all your own? Let us know in the comments!