By Sophia Ramirez
As collegiate basketball continues to dominate sports conversations around the country, one unique sport continues to gain popularity under the radar. Invented in 1965, pickleball is a game often associated with retirees and the state of Florida. But it’s now the fastest-growing sport in America, according to a 2021 report tracking sports participation from the Sports and Fitness Industry Association.
Sophia Ramirez spoke to a number of pickleball enthusiasts to learn more about its appeal.