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8.9 Million Pickleball Players Now Playing: Can You Say Tsunami?
February 22nd, 2023

Wow! I thought our sport was exploding before.  Now the word explosion almost under describes the growth.  How about tsunami?  This just in from USA Pickleball.  The 2023 Sports & Fitness Industry Association’s (SFIA) Topline Participation Report was released today, announcing that pickleball continued to be America’s fastest-growing sport for the third year in a row. According to the report, pickleball participation almost doubled in 2022, increasing by 85.7 percent year-over-year and by an astonishing 158.6 percent over three years. “After anticipating the 2023 SFIA report... Continue Reading

2022 Pickleball Rocks Player of the Year Announced
January 1st, 2023

During the year, people throughout Pickleball Nation email us or use our NominateAPlayer.com website to tell us about their favorite players. They tell us about players who have dominated in tournament play, but many times they also tell us about players who have had tremendous impacts on their communities or towns or even the game of pickleball overall.  (We really like those.) Throughout the year we may recognize a player, club or community of the month, or we may give a simple Facebook shout out. They are all deserving.  But once a year, we pull together all the nominations and feedback,... Continue Reading

Pickleball Rocks Welcomes New Team/Club Sales and Event Sales Director
October 6th, 2022

Today we are welcoming long-time sales professional, Kevin Lindley to the Pickleball Rocks team.Kevin joins the team as our new National Team Sales and Event Sales Director.Besides selling our famous Pickleball Rocks clothing all across the country, helping the sport grow has been our passion and mission for over 13 years. We’ve worked with communities, small and large, and we have worked with players of every age and ability level. We are excited to announce that we have added a new business division to our Pickleball Rocks parent company. The new division was added to... Continue Reading

Remember When Pickleball….
August 6th, 2022

Memories are wonderful things, especially when it comes to pickleball. We remember important milestones in the growth of the sport and we remember personal events that continue to make us smile (or sometimes cry). I remember playing my first USAPA Nationals in Buckeye, Arizona. As a new 16 year old, just getting my feet wet, I won the Mens Singles 5.0 Open division and pocketed my first pickleball paycheck of $1,000.  Wait, maybe that is just a fantasy. But I do actually remember that first nationals for me.  It was in Buckeye, and I did manage to play in a big men’s singles bracket... Continue Reading

Scott Lennan Joins The Pickleball Rocks Team
May 16th, 2021

Scott Lennan Sponsored By Pickleball Rocks and Gearbox – We are so pleased to announce our newest Pickleball Rocks brand sponsored player. While traveling the country we search for players who exemplify our mantra to “Help Pickleball Grow”. They must be a player who reaches out to help others while exhibiting the utmost integrity on and off the courts. We feel we have found the perfect match for us. As a member of the Pickleball Rocks team Scott will travel from community to community and tournament to tournament, spreading the good word about pickleball. We are truly... Continue Reading

Pickleball Rocks Player of the Month: John Browning
February 1st, 2021

Sometimes, we hear about a player or champion of the sport over and over and over again. And since our mission is to help pickleball grow, this choice for Player of the Month was an easy one. This player has grown his reputation, not just through playing pickleball, but for his incredible love and passion for it. As the story goes, John took his own basketball court and converted it to a pickleball court so he could start teaching friends and neighbors this great game. He has taught many, many people from Fowler, and Fresno, California, includingmany high school groups.  And... Continue Reading

2020 Pickleball Rocks Player of the Year Announced
January 9th, 2021

The Pickleball Rocks Players of the Year: Team Newman and Stephanie Lane During the year, people throughout Pickleball Nation email us or use our NominateAPlayer.com website to tell us about their favorite players. They tell us about players who have dominated in tournament play, but many times they also tell us about players who have had tremendous impacts on their communities or towns or even the game of pickleball overall.  (We really like those.) Throughout the year we may recognize a player, club or community of the month, or we may give a simple Facebook shout out. They are all... Continue Reading