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Watch Out Ridgewood Pickleball Is the Fastest-growing Sport in America

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, according USA Pickleball is the National Governing Body for the sport of pickleball, with over 4.8 million participants nationwide, and a growth of 39.3% over the last two years, pickleball was officially announced as the fastest-growing sport in America for the second year in a row, according to The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) 2022 Sports, Fitness, and Leisure Activites Topline Participation Report that was just released.

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Every year, the SFIA releases this participation topline summary that features data from the largest single source sports, fitness and leisure activity participation study in the country. They track participation in 120 sports, recreation & fitness activities.

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“It is almost a cliché at this point that the pandemic did not so much create trends as much as accelerated them. Pickleball has grown in popularity for the past five years and did not miss a beat during the pandemic. Pickleball’s growth trajectory gives every indication it will be a significant part of the American sport landscape for the foreseeable future,” said Tom Cove, President/CEO of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.


3 thoughts on “Watch Out Ridgewood Pickleball Is the Fastest-growing Sport in America

  1. The sport is becoming more popular??

    What better reason to BAN it?

    Remember folks, your job is to pay taxes and SHUT UP.

  2. So what’s the word regarding pickle ball on W. Saddle River Road, at the new park

  3. A perfect commentary on the decline of the USA….

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