What’s Behind Pickleball’s Massive Growth?

What’s Behind Pickleball’s Massive Growth?

(November 8, 2016 www.connectsports.com)

Pickleball’s surge in popularity is evident when looking at USA Pickleball Association Nationals in Casa Grande, Arizona. In 2013, 400 players participated in a 24-court event. This year, about 900 are playing on 32 courts, and an extra day was added to the competition Nov. 5-13 at Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort. “We’re maxed out,” says Justin Maloof, USAPA’s executive director of nearly four years. “We’ve had waiting lists since June.” That’s with minimal advertising too. Maloof explained to Connect Sports what’s led to the pickleball revolution and why it looks to keep going. Read More…

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