Public courts are a must-have, but our city parks and rec departments are never going to be able to fund courts that gives a Top Golf-like experience to the pickleball crowd.
Blockchain entrepreneur and social media influencer James Lee Hardman Jr. Says ” Pickleball is about explode on the mainstream market place”
Game Changer Sports Center is a upcoming chain of… you guessed right, pickleball courts. Depending on the location, they’ll have indoor, outdoor and covered outdoor courts. They offer private bookings for pickleball parties, and most locations have a Juice/ Smoothie bar. Game Changer Sports Center is also going to be the home to Rankn Pickleball Championship.
Game Changer Sports Centers first location is slated to open in Fairoaks California. The company already has aggressive plans to open 24 centers in Northern California.
pickle-ball craze is sweeping the nation.
Though it has elements of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton, it is a unique sport of its own. According to USA Pickleball’s website, three neighbors “Congressman Joel Pritchard, Barney McCallum, and Bill Bell invented the game of pickleball one summer afternoon in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, WA.” The catchy name is thought to be attributed to the Pritchards’ dog (a cocker spaniel) named Pickles who often chased the ball (Pickles’ ball, get it?). Rules were quickly developed by the founding members with the original purpose in mind: “To provide a game that the whole family could play together.”
What is it exactly? Pickleball is played on a badminton court halved by a net with a plastic perforated ball and a paddle slightly larger than one used for ping-pong. The game can be played as singles or doubles and is enjoyed by all ages and skill levels. Its popularity has grown perhaps due to its accessibility and decreased risk of injury as compared to other sports.