With outdoor pickleball season on its way—nothing new for the snowbirds among us—our sport enters an exciting time of year.
In my hometown of Pittsburgh, pickleball is still relatively new. Although the kids have been playing it here in high school and middle school for several years, it’s just beginning to really take root with the adults. Only last year, handfuls of us would get together to play on three indoor courts at the local gym. Now, there are multiple indoor facilities putting up six o Mais
The past few months in the world of pickleball have been especially exciting, culminating with the National Championships in Casa Grande, AZ, over nine days in November. The competition was like nothing I’ve seen before, as more and more skilled racquet sports players make the transition to pickleball. The trend is similar to what happened with platform tennis when its popularity exploded, and I’m confident that pickleball’s growth and popularity will follow the same trajectory.
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