Pickleball: The Fastest Growing Sport in America
The Black Pickle sails out of Lake Norman, NC, merging the love of pickleball and adventure for players of all ages and skill levels.
Pickleball has had a 650 percent increase in numbers over the last six years, according to the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA). The Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s (SFIA) 2019 Pickleball Participant Report, reported pickleball currently has 3.3 million players in the USA.
Pickleball, as defined by the USA Pickleball Association is “a court sport played on a badminton-sized court with the net set to a height of 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball similar to a whiffle ball and composite or wooden paddles about twice the size of ping-pong paddles. It can be played indoors or outdoors and is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. In addition, the game has developed a passionate following due to its friendly, social nature, and its multi-generational appeal.”
Black Pickle Adventure Company seeks to foster the love of the game in new and experienced players alike. We provide private / group lessons and coaching so that players at all levels can develop their skills and gain confidence in the strategy of the game. We also host tournaments and skills clinics and offer consulting / hosting services for tournaments, events and corporate outings.
Come set sail with The Black Pickle Crew as you embark on your next Pickleball Adventure!