NATIONAL PICKLEBALL MONTH | APRIL
Celebrating National Pickleball Month now includes over 4.8 million participants nationwide (February 2023) and the sport is growing fast. In fact, in just the past two years alone there has been a 39.3% growth rate.
This growth is spurred along in popularity found in players of all ages. The physical activity required isn’t demanding like playing noseguard for a Division I college football team. As a result, young children to seniors enjoy playing Pickleball together as a family activity.
If you have never played or witnessed a game of Pickleball, think Wiffle ball meets Ping Pong meets Tennis. But don’t let that description be confusing to you. The ball used is similar to a Wiffle ball while the racket used is similar to a short tennis racket only solid like a ping pong paddle rather than webbed. Play happens on a court similar to that of a tennis court.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL PICKLEBALL MONTH
First off, you should have a few pieces of equipment.
- Paddles – While prices vary, there is an affordable style for all.
- Balls – Again prices can vary but are quite affordable. Plus, soft foam style balls can be found for small children too.
- Apparel – You might consider looking your best while wearing the appropriate apparel found here. Although it isn’t necessary we are talking about the uniform of Pickleball Superheroes everywhere.
No matter the equipment you choose the idea is to have fun and get more family and friends involved. When you do, use #NationalPickleballMonth when sharing photos and videos online. We desire to see everyone enjoying themselves.
NATIONAL PICKLEBALL MONTH HISTORY
As the story is shared Pickleball in its earliest days began in 1965 in Bainbridge, WA. Imagine three fathers looking for ways to occupy their bored kids. Viola! a mishmash of creative thought developed into a game to entertain their entire families.
Today people everywhere are catching the spirit of the game. Will you be next?