Another measure of growth of the sport could be based on your circle of friends. Does everybody you know now play pickleball (like one player from New Hampshire, and like us)? If not, it may be time to teach them (and be like the “Pickleball Pimp” of Northern California). The visionary behind Major League Pickleball, Steve Kuhn, has a goal of there being 40 million pickleball players by 2030. The only way we get there is by sharing the sport we love with others.