Why Pickleball? The Fastest Growing Sport in America

For decades, pickleball was mostly a little-known recreational sport for older adults, described by some as “the new shuffleboard.” And then the pandemic hit. Perfect for socially distanced competition, inexpensive to start and easy to learn, participation exploded, jumping 40% in just 2 years, according to a report from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. The growth has been across the board: male and female, urban and rural, young and old, pure beginners and stars from other racquet sports. Why is it a game for everyone?