If you haven’t heard, Pickleball is currently the fastest-growing sport in the country. According to the 2022 Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), Pickleball grew in 2021 to 4.8 million players in the United States. Pickleball is particularly thriving here in Omaha, as residents of all ages across the city take part in this national craze.
Pickleball was created in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, outside of Seattle, WA. If you’re interested in learning about the history of Pickleball, we recommend you check out this episode of “I ♥ Pickleball” on the Pickleball Channel. You can hear from one of the founders, Barney McCallum, who explains how the rules were created, how it spread off the island, and how it became so popular over the years.
Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, ping-pong, and badminton, and it is played on a badminton-sized court with a net that is 34 inches high. The game is played using paddles and plastic balls with holes. It can be played indoors and outdoors and as singles or doubles. People are drawn to the sport because it offers something for everyone. In addition to it being social and easy to learn, it can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels.
88 Tactical is bringing Pickleball to its outdoor amenities as part of Phase 2 of our highly anticipated expansion, slated for completion in 2023! Members will have exclusive access to two dedicated Pickleball courts, located on the north side of the facility, and will be able to make reservations online, over the phone, and in-person. Pickleball courts are just one of many new exciting outdoor amenities that will be available to members next year. Make sure to follow us on social media and check out our website for updates!