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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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Stu Upson Named USA Pickleball CEO

USA Pickleball has announced that sports industry veteran Stu Upson will become its first chief executive officer, effective December 14. Executive Director Justin Maloof will stay with the organization in his current role. Upson has more than 25 years of senior management experience, most recently as the chief operating officer of the International Tennis Hall […]

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World Pickleball Championship Set for Florida

The first World Pickleball Championship will be staged at the new PicklePlex of Punta Gorda on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College, December 27–30. The tournament will feature professional players competing for a $100,000 prize purse while amateurs will compete as well at all skill levels. An estimated 500 players are anticipated, including athletes […]

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Housing Developer to Open Pickleball Venue

In the sport of pickleball, the future of venue expansion may come from private homebuilders. Kolter Homes, a developer of master-planned adult communities, has announced that it will build a pickleball venue with more than 30 courts, believed to be the largest private pickleball venue built in Georgia. The complex will be part of Cresswind […]

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USAPA-sanctioned tournaments continue to expand. Photograph: USAPA
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Pickleball Rallies Support

Say the word “pickleball” and people either get quizzical looks or immediately say, “I love pickleball!” Given the way the sport is growing, you’ll probably be hearing more of the latter. Pickleball—one of America’s 10 fastest-growing sports, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association—is currently played by about 3 million people on more than […]

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