Pickleball is Becoming Huge in Michigan, What You Need to Know
A growing sport in Michigan is popping up all over the place.
For those that are not paying attention, the sport of pickleball has been growing in popularity quite rapidly in the last few years. According to USA Pickleball, it is the fastest-growing sport with over 4.8 million players in the United States.
In a nutshell, pickleball is somewhat of a hybrid of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. It can be played indoors and outdoors and uses solid-faced paddles and a perforated hollow plastic ball.
April is National Pickleball Month. To celebrate the month, we have collected some Michigan pickleball facts and information. Where to play, the most popular pickleball cities and more are all listed below for you to check out.
Most popular cities in Michigan to play pickleball.
Currently in Michigan, the most popular cities to play this growing sport are Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Marquette. These cities have quite a few courts for players to use including 12 in Grand Rapids, 8 in Muskegon, and 7 in Marquette.
Does Michigan have a lot of pickleball courts?
The number of pickleball courts in Michigan actually surprised me with 384 courts spread across the Mitten and that number continues to grow. That puts the state in 8th place in the United States when it comes to the total number of pickleball courts.
What are the most popular pickleball courts in Michigan?
The three most popular pickleball venues in Michigan are Independence Parks & Rec in Clarkston, Kirkland College in Grayling, and the Shelby Township Senior Center.
How do I find a pickleball court near me in Michigan?
If you are looking to try your hand at pickleball, click here to check out Pickleheads.com, as they have a huge amount of information on the sport in Michigan.
I've never played pickleball, but I really want to give it a try. It seems like every time I'm at a big rec center or community center I see a bunch of people playing. I didn't really how has the sport is growing until I started looking stuff up today.