Why is pickleball so popular now?

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America today! Let's find out why it has become so popular recently.

  1. It's a great workout – Pickleball is a great way to work out without feeling like you're working out. You can burn 350 calories per hour playing this game!
  2. It's Social – Pickleball is a very social game that can be played by people of all ages and skill levels. It's a perfect way to meet new friends and have fun.
  3. Easy to learn – If you can play tennis or table tennis, you can play pickleball. The rules are simple and it only takes a few minutes to learn how to play correctly.
  4. You don't need a lot of equipment - All you really need to play pickleball is a pickleball paddle and a pickleball (sometimes called a wiffle ball). You can find everything you need at your local sporting goods store or online.
  5. Easier on the body than tennis – Pickleball is a less demanding version of tennis. It's easy to learn and the ball doesn't bounce very high, so you don't need to be in great shape to play.
  6. It's Low Impact - If you're injured or just don't want to play high-impact sports, pickleball is the game for you because it's very low-impact on your knees.
  7. Equipment is affordable - Don't worry if you don't have all the equipment you need to make pickleball yet. You can buy everything you need at a very affordable price.
  8. Pickleball has grown exponentially in recent years – according to the USAPA, approximately 6 million people play pickleball each year. With the development of the sport, it is clear that one day it will become an Olympic Games.
  9. Pickleball games are fast-paced – Each game consists of only 21 points, so you don't have to wait long to play a point. This means you won't get bored as the games move quickly.
  10. It can be played indoors or outdoors – Pickleball can be played indoors or outdoors, on dedicated pickleball courts or repurposed badminton, tennis or basketball courts.
  11. You don't need a big space to play pickleball - If you have a badminton or tennis court, you can play pickleball on it with very little modification. The game is played using only one half of the court.
  12. You can play doubles – This makes pickleball suitable for all ages and abilities.