Story by: www.traverseticker.com
Nothing says America like sports. And no sport is growing in popularity around the country and in Traverse City like pickleball.
This hybrid racquet sport combines elements of tennis, badminton, paddleball, ping pong…even volleyball. It’s the fastest-growing sport in America, more than 200,000 players and 62 new places to play debuting each month. In 2013, pickleball was admitted to the National Senior Games, the first new sport in 20 years.
TC has played a key role in that growth; back in the 80s, it was the first Michigan city to embrace the sport, and continues to attract new players today.
Source: Popularity of the game called pickleball is growing at Virginia Beach rec centers