Pickleball Noise, Explained by Dr. Sarkar

March 7, 2023

Kausik Sarkar

Courtesy of Ruth Morton, WUSA9

Dr. Kausik Sarkar, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was quoted in a recent article by WUSA9, "Pickleball noice, explained | Verify." The article addressed the question, why is pickleball causing so much annoyance in neighborhoods?

Here is an excerpt from the article: "Sarkar studies complex sonic problems as applied to the medical field, but for this issue he had a simple hypothesis: the harder, plastic outdoor pickleballs might produce a very different sound signature than the softer tennis ball. "The pickleball is hard and the paddle itself is also hard," he said, "while the tennis ball is soft."

Read the full article on WUSA9.