People love pickleball, including celebrities. Celebrities, like Bill Gates, Kim Kardashian, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Jillian Michaels, and Jenna Bush, have all professed their love for pickleball. Most recently, Ellen DeGeneres even proclaimed her obsession for pickleball on her talk show, Ellen. With millions of viewers and followers worldwide (including more than 89 million Instagram followers), could people like Ellen - with massive reach and worldwide influence - fuel the growth of the sport of pickleball? It would seem so.
In addition to the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Gates, and others mentioned in this blog, which celebrity or celebrities do you think would be a great ambassador for the sport of pickleball? Share with us in the comments below!
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Every pickleball game (unless you're playing singles) starts with three important numbers - 0-0-2! So, I suppose it makes sense that the first ever World Pickleball Day incorporates those numbers... 10-10-20! In other words, Saturday, October 10th, 2020 will be the first ever World Pickleball Day.
What is World Pickleball Day? And, why should World Pickleball Day matter to you?
One of the "threats" to the growth of pickleball is the limited availability of pickleball courts. One college student, Abby Peichel, has taken on the challenge to help solve this problem by proposing an easy way to quickly create a pickleball court on any tennis court or in any other open space, like a backyard, using a portable net. She calls it "Pickleball On the Go." Learn more about Pickleball On the Go now!