Pickleball remains the fastest growing sport in the United States. Citing Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) 2023 findings, USA Pickleball reports that pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America for the third year in a row. According to the report, pickleball is now up to a total of 8.9 million players in the United States over the age of six years old, an increase from 4.8 million in 2022. 1 
Background: The USA Pickleball Association (USA Pickleball) is the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in the US and provides players with official rules, tournaments, rankings and promotional materials. The association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and governed by a board of directors and professional staff who provide the guidance and infrastructure for the continued growth and development of the sport.
 From official website of USA Pickleball, https://usapickleball.org/about-us/#contacts.