Professional pickleball will double in size and events in 2023

Professional pickleball will double in size and events next year, when teams will compete up to $5 million in prize money, it was announced Monday Dec 12, 2022.

With the explosive growth of this sport, it’s delivered a remarkable positive impact by creating a vibrant community, bonding people from all walks of life. The US Open Pickleball League is excited to continue developing the sport and to innovate how we bring this sport to more people around the world, by making the game more fun to play and complete in socially. 

The US Open Pickleball League (USOPL.com) is a League unlike any other, where your recreational games count towards your league ranking , meaning you can make that last minute, early morning or weekend game count when you play another USOPL member.! The League is played in an open league format and is open to all adults, of all skill levels. You can play as many games as you like, as often as you like, with whomever you like, on courts of your choice at a time that suits you best.

The USOPL offers Two 2 Divisions – Singles or Doubles. You can join one or the other, or you can join both.

To give you an idea of just how big the game of pickleball has become in the past few years. The global Pickleball Paddle market was valued at USD 126.5 million in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 218.2 million by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of 8.0% during 2021-2026. (Source: Marketwatch

Pickleball is growing steadily and in some cases growing exponentially in: ● North America (United States, Canada and Mexico) ● Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia and Turkey etc.) ● Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam) ● South America (Brazil, Argentina, Columbia etc.) ● Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa). (Source: Marketwatch

Across the U.S., pickleball now has about 5 million players, according to USA Pickleball — one of the national organizations fighting for dominance over the sport. That’s a roughly 35% increase from 2017.

It’s the fastest-growing sport in the U.S., and NBA greats including Lebron James are now buying into major league pickleball. All of it indicates a bigger, brighter future for pickleball.

Even the Cruise Line industry is jumping on the bandwagon. Holland America Line has been exclusively named as the Official Cruise Line of the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA) and is committed to expanding its pickleball experience at sea for guests. 

All ships in the Holland America Line fleet feature pickleball courts with amazing top-deck views that will be refreshed by February 2023, including adding new PPA Tour partner logos. (Source: PRNewswire

The US Open Pickleball League counts your games to your ranking no matter where you play, on a cruise or in your back yard, your rec. games, tournament and local league games count when you play another USOPL member. At USOPL, we count your individual game scores towards your ranking, making the games you play more fun and more social, while improving your ranking.

Throughout the year we keep track of every game played, so you can review your scores and see how often you have been playing, look up your stats and standings and interact with other players.

If this is for you, sign-up today at https://usopl.com 

For more information please visit: usopl.com

ABOUT THE USOPL

The US Pickleball Open League (USOPL) is an association of dedicated professionals and volunteers within the American pickleball community. The USOPL is home to the annual official NPL OPEN, a tournament played between the best players from our US Open Pickleball League and regional tournaments, and is home to Pickleball’s largest Social Media community (coming soon).

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