Wanted: All Pickleball enthusiasts

Local residents with a passion for pickleball are encouraged to participate in the first of two special community meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to learn more about the City’s upcoming Measure J capital improvement project to expand the sport at Demuth Park.

The meeting kicks off at 5 p.m. at the Demuth Community Center, 3601 E. Mesquite Ave.
Residents will have the opportunity to meet the project design team and provide input regarding the following:

  • Court layout
  • Court amenities
  • Court rotation

“As we get ready to expand this incredibly popular sport at Demuth Park, the Parks and Recreation Commission is looking for as much community input as possible,” Yvonne Wise, Director of Palm Springs Parks and Recreation, said in a statement. “Come meet your neighbors and fellow pickleball enthusiasts – and get involved. Your input is appreciated.”

Anyone with questions or comments may also send an email to [email protected]

According to Pickleball Popularity Statistics, Pickleball is a fast-growing sport in the United States, with an estimated 36.5 million players in 2022. The sport has grown an average of 158.6% over the last three years. The largest percentage of pickleball players are aged between 18-34, accounting for 28.8% of players nationwide. There are currently 10,320 pickleball courts in the United States. The pickleball paddle market size is estimated at $152.8 million in 2021 and is forecasted to grow at 7.7% Compound Annual Growth Rate through 2028.

The average monthly growth of pickleball players over the past three years was approximately 13.22%. On average, about 860 new courts for the sport are built monthly in the United States. The monthly participation of 18-34-year-olds, the largest age group of players, is about 2.4% nationwide.


Image Sources

  • Pickleball: Pexels