Massachusetts Ranked #1 State Obsessed With Pickleball
The fastest-growing sport in America is showing no signs of slowing down. Now in the warmer weather months, pickleball can be seen (and heard) being played on courts in all corners of the country. In a recent study by Solitaire Bliss, Massachusetts ranked #1 in states most obsessed with pickleball.
“The Association of Pickleball Professionals reported more than 36.5 million players in 2022,” Solitaire Bliss begins. Pickleheads, an extensive online resource for all things pickleball, have taken their research a bit further. To fully show backing information on what is happening with this phenomenon, they provide some statistics that show incredible growth numbers.
For example, pickleball has shown 185.6% growth over the past three years. The forecasted compounded annual growth rate over the next five years is 7.7%. Finally, Pickleheads states there are approximately 10,320 places to play pickleball.
So how big is pickleball in Massachusetts?
In addition to the state being recognized, Boston was also singled out for their love of the game. It is the only east coast city to make the top 20. What is even more impressive is that Boston is limited to indoor play only for a few months of the year as we endure New England winters.
However, places like PKL in South Boston blend the game with socializing. This is quite common for many of the public pickleball communities in the Bay State. Even tennis and racket clubs offer pickleball lessons, tournaments, and social gatherings at their facilities.
Massachusetts Own Pickleball Guide
To further prove our love of this game, which is not quite tennis and not quite ping-pong, Mass Pickleball Guide is a resource that provides details on almost every place you can play within the state. In addition, they explain the rules for those just starting out and provide direct links or phone numbers to relevant courts and equipment centers.
Whether you are an experienced player or thinking about stepping onto the court for the first time, As the #1 ranked most obsessed state with pickleball, Massachusetts has options for everyone to fall in love with the game.