No one really understands how a sport becomes popular, but I challenge you to name another sport that seems to have popped up out of nowhere that has the current popularity of pickleball. It seems to have practically sprouted from the ether.
Cities in New Jersey cannot build pickleball courts fast enough to keep up with the demand for play. People who had no room for standard tennis courts are investigating the possibility of installing pickleball courts in their backyard. The frenzy is real.
In fact, the newest pickleball center is the Mercer Bucks Pickleball Club, a sparkling new 26,000 square foot club located at 370 Sullivan Way in Ewing Township, which is the largest dedicated pickleball facility in the Northeast. East.
It’s a pickleball lover’s dream with nine indoor courts, a players’ lounge, an event room and more.
For the uninitiated, pickleball is a cross between ping pong, tennis and badminton, and is among the fastest growing sports in the country, not just here in New Jersey, according to Sports and Fitness. Industry Association. It is played on a pitch about one-third the size of a tennis court and uses a racket and pickleball, a perforated hard plastic ball.
And the people of New Jersey can’t get enough.
If you do a Google search, you’ll find plenty of places to gamble in New Jersey, but this list from the New Jersey Leisure Guide is one of the most comprehensive. It also includes places where you can get a lesson or two to get started. But it’s quick to learn, so you can be combat ready in time for summer. So get ready for Pickling! (And if that’s not a sentence yet, I just made one)
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