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When will this Day be celebrated?   August 8th of each calendar year.

What is National Pickleball Day?

This day celebrates and raises national awareness to the sport of pickleball. Pickleball is currently being played in all 50 states. It is a fun, social and simple game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong into one. It can be played at any age, from beginner to pro level. Pickleball began in 1965 as a way for the entire family to play a game together. The sport is played by using paddles and a plastic ball on hard surface courts the same size as badminton, and can be played either indoors or outdoors.

Why is this Day being created?

Invented in the mid-1960s, pickleball is now the fastest growing sport in the USA. It is played by all ages and skill levels, including pro and para pickleball athletes around the world. In alignment with a USA Pickleball Association, this governing body’s mission is to promote the development and growth of the sport currently supported by 3.5 million players.

How should this Day be celebrated or observed?

Ambassadors, coaches, pickleball clubs, and players throughout the USA are encouraged to promote the sport by inviting new players to join them. Ambassadors, coaches, and sport reps might conduct free clinics for all skill level players. Local tournaments and leagues could be introduced as a more formal and competitive aspect of play.

Who created this Day?  This day was created in July 2021 by Deirdre Morris.