Pickleball is Growing Across the US, Is Milwaukee Ready?

Last year we wrote a little snippet on the sport Pickleball.  It is a sport that is exploding throughout the US.  The Munson Tennis & Track Division is very well aware of this explosive growth, and is available to assist you in selecting the right surface and accessories for your Pickleball court.

Here is a look at the numbers in this article by American Sports Builders Association

Everyone in the sports facility construction industry knows pickleball is popular; however, with the inaugural US Open Pickleball Championships scheduled to begin on April 26 in Naples, Florida, it’s a good time to review the almost explosive growth of the pickleball industry:

  • 1,000-plus: The number of athletes expected to participate in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play at the US Open
  • 46: The number of pickleball courts in East Naples Community Park (ASBA member connection: the courts were built by Mor-Sports and surfaced in DecoTurf, with Har-Tru the supplier of other equipment; if other members were involved, ASBA would love to hear from you.)
  • 1: Stadium court for finals matches
  • 50 million: The estimated number of people who will see the finals when they are televised on CBS
  • 2 million: Estimated number of players today
  • 8 million: Estimated number of players by 2018
  • 385% percent: Increase in numbers of places to play pickleball since 2010 (A place to play is defined as just that – a place to play. It can be anything from a gymnasium with pickleball lines to a facility designed specifically for pickleball)
  • 912/76: Number of places to play added in 2015/the average per-month number of places to play that were added
  • 64 percent: Increase in membership in the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) since 2010

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