Did you know that the first Nationally Televised Pickleball Championship was Hosted in Pacific Palisades?
Now let’s be clear most of you like me would say well what is Pickleball? In all fairness thanks to our friend Ray Henson I learned about Pickleball. Initially I thought it was a joke, that when you are “pickled” and play a sport. Well not really look at the small history of Pickleball below.
Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities — are credited for creating game. WHO KNEW? Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game has growing internationally as well, with many European and Asian countries adding courts.
A Pickleball court is the same size as a badminton court and measures 20×44 feet. In Pickleball, the same court is used for both singles and doubles play. The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. The court is striped like a tennis court with right and left service courts and a 7-foot non-volley zone in front of the net (referred to as the “kitchen”). Courts can be constructed specifically for Pickleball, or they can be converted using existing tennis or badminton courts.
According to Wikipedia : In 2021 and 2022 the sport was named the fastest growing sport in the United States by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association, with over 4.8 million players. The spread and growth of the sport is attributed to a number of factors including a short learning curve, appeal to a wide range of ages and fitness levels and low startup costs. There are now thousands of Pickleball tournaments throughout the United States, including the US National Championships and the U.S. Open Tournament, along with two professional tours and one professional league. Pickleball is also seeing a growth outside the United States with several other national and international competitions.
My take is that the Pandemic Shutdown from 2020 has helped the popularity of this sport and catapulted it to it's current status.
Now I was a bit disappointed not seeing our friend Ray Henson at the Championship game? Maybe he was sidetracked by being busy with Real Estate and could not make it. Or did I just miss him??
On the other hand if you are considering to sell or buy next to this great location, that is the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades, please reach out to me directly and I will help you buy or sell.
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