WHAT IS Pickleball
Pickleball is a racket sport played with a flat racket and a hollow plastic ball with holes. The net is 91.44 cm high at both ends and 86.36 cm in the middle. The court is the size of a badminton court – 13.40 cm long by 6.10 cm wide. Pickleball is played in singles, doubles and mixed doubles and is suitable for people of all ages. It is a 100% inclusive sport with strong social relevance. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States and the world with 38,000 courts to play. More than 36.5 million people practice pickleball worldwide, and their number has grown by 159% in the last 3 years!
This social phenomenon attracts new and new players and fans from all over the world because of the great opportunities it provides. Pickleball can be played anywhere and requires no special equipment other than pickleball rackets and pickleball balls. The sport is also extremely suitable for disadvantaged people as well as people over 70 years of age due to its easy way of playing from beginners, offering a holistic approach to their well-being!
Pickleball is also played at the professional level worldwide, with more than 70,000 registered pickleball players in the United States! Professional leagues, national, world and continental championships with various prize funds are organized. Celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Gates, Kevin Durant and many others have chosen pickleball as their favorite sport and hobby.
Despite being considered the fastest growing sport in the world, pickleball has yet to take a place on the Olympic podium. But thanks to the great boom and popularity that pickleball keeps gaining all over the world, it is expected to be officially accepted as an Olympic sport in 2030.