It’s Coming and It’s UNSTOPPABLE
In case you haven’t noticed, kids love pickleball. And the number of juniors playing pickleball is growing like crazy. Yes, the junior pickleball movement is coming…..and it’s UNSTOPPABLE.
The number of clinics is increasing as coaches and players everywhere are teaching young girls and boys to play this great sport.
Likewise the number of tournaments now accepting players under the age of 19 is growing like wild too.
We knew it was only a matter of time before pickleball came full circle.
And now it has!
A lot of people don’t realize that pickleball was played in phys ed classes in many schools over 30 years ago. The problem back then was that there were no pickleball courts where kids could play once they graduated. Consequently, kids went off to start their careers and their families, and didn’t pick up a paddle until many years later. We are now seeing many of those kids rediscovering the sport they loved in school, and excitedly introducing pickleball to their kids and grandkids.
But the really great news is that schools and YMCA’s across the country are now introducing boys and girls to pickleball in record numbers. And this time, those kids have places to play.
So What Can Everyone Do To Help???
Many of you are already out there teaching and helping the kids everywhere you go. THANKS and keep up the great work.
Whether you are teaching juniors or playing with juniors, we hope you are part of the youth movement. As much as we love pickleball now, the juniors are our sport’s future and the more we help them now, the better the sport will be in the coming years.
The more we promote the various junior activities, the better it is for all of us.
So a couple of things we at Pickleball Rocks are doing and we hope you will too.
- When you post a junior related pickleball activity online, use the hashtag #unstoppable or #unstoppablejuniors in your post or description. When we see your post, we’ll help share it through our Facebook pages and our other social media platforms.
- If you send any of your pictures of junior clinics, tournaments or other activities to [email protected], we will post them to our Instagram account, acknowledging you as the submitter and we’ll hashtag it #unstoppable and #unstoppablejuniors
- And most importantly, help a kid play pickleball today.
Congratulations to all those communities that already have youth pickleball growing.
For everyone else, have fun growing pickleball at the junior level. Pickleball rocks now and well into the future because of all of you.
We are just here to help.
The youth movement is coming and it is definitely #UNSTOPPABLE.
Keep up the great work,
Rocket, Josh, Abby, Zack, Stephanie, LeEllen, Cam, Mindy, Jason and Wyatt
THE PICKLEBALL ROCKS TEAM