Chances are, you already know someone who’s an avid pickleball player. America’s fastest-growing sport—a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping-pong—can be played as either a singles or doubles game, though doubles is typically more popular.
There are: Too many leagues. Too many federations. Battling billionaires. Bad behavior. And the growth of a booming sport is on the line.
When I coached the Tustin High School tennis teams, it was always good to have a drill court with the machine. It would reliably feed to the same spot and give the athletes a chance to set up muscle memory by receiving many balls in a row.
The pandemic increased the sport's popularity across Orange County and the nation. Read the full article in Orange Coast Magazine on page 101,
Life Time has expanded its brand with the opening of two locations: a pickleball-only location in Bloomington, Minnesota, and its 10th athletic resort in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Faced with a difficult decision at All-Star Weekend -- attend the Tech Summit or play hooky to spend the day with NBA legend Rick Barry -- you can surely guess what this racket sports enthusiast chose.
Leo Gonzalez Rodriguez never imagined he’d be big into pickleball. Or a key force in bringing the sport to the small, poor Himalayan nation of Nepal.
The growing number of pickleball players in San Clemente will soon see numerous changes locally to the sport, as the City Council voted, 4-1, last month to implement several measures into the upcoming fiscal year budget.
Pickleball is sweeping the nation, and creating a full-blown gold rush
Pickleball has spiked in popularity throughout the pandemic, with 4.2m people playing the sport in 2020, a 21% increase YoY.
How Pickleball Won Over Everyone From Leonardo DiCaprio to Your Grandparents
Leonardo DiCaprio plays every day—by his own rules, naturally. “It’s like a free-for-all,” one L.A.-based showrunner confides. Anyone hoping for face time with DiCaprio might end up waiting until he finishes on the court. It’s how things work in L.A. Mortals bide their time while movie star chases plastic ball with friends.
Surf City Pickleball Society works to expand the sport.
Talk with Diana Abruscato, president and founder of the all-volunteer Surf City Pickleball Society of Huntington Beach for any length of time, and it’s obvious how much she loves the sport and wants to be an ambassador. Abruscato has been involved with pickleball since about 2013. In that time, she’s seen the sport’s popularity grow exponentially.
How to get better at pickleball, the fastest growing sport in America.
Pickleball has been around for decades, but its popularity is skyrocketing in 2020. The clever combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong is having its moment as people of all ages are taking their paddles to the court. The best thing about this game is that you don’t need to be a professional to have a great time.
Is Pickleball the Perfect Pandemic Pastime?
When social distancing mandates struck Daytona Beach, Fla., in April, residents of Latitude Margaritaville quickly gathered the essentials. There were face masks and gloves and cans of food, yes, but also paddles.
Pickleball Changed My Life
My name is Stacie. In early 2017, I was a 28-year-old single woman living in West Palm Beach, Florida, and working full-time as a business lawyer, which means that I was available 24/7/365 to help clients buy and sell businesses, enter into multi-million-dollar relationships, and otherwise make money and stay out of trouble.
Indoor Pickleball Facility Coming to Chantilly
OK, Boomers (and others looking for a little exercise), get ready to pickleball to your heart’s content. The D.C. region’s very first indoor pickleball facility is coming to Chantilly, Virginia.
Here’s why Hank Haney was at the PGA Show preaching the gospel of … pickleball?!
The most interesting thing I saw at the PGA Merchandise Show wasn't a hands-free push cart, virtual reality goggles or even that hulking robotic swing-groover thingy endorsed by - who else? Bryson DeChambeau. Nope, the most interest thing I saw was Hank Haney playing pickleball.