The growing popularity of pickleball
Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America, and communities across Ohio and the U.S. are racing to build courts.
The sport is like a combination of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, and has been hailed as the great equalizer, offering low-cost fun and exercise for all ages. Some call it “tennis for the tired.”
Three professional leagues are battling for players, sponsors and superiority, while investors are looking for new ways to monetize the sport.
Rick Maese, sports features reporter for The Washington Post
Robert “Pickleball Bob” Kaiser, USA Pickleball Ambassador for central Ohio
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