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                           The goal of San Juan Bautista Pickleball is   
                                  to promote pickleball through education, clinics,
                          and competitive tournaments to residents of San Juan Bautista and surrounding areas as well as providing opportunities for competitive and social pickleball activities.
The Growth of Pickleball
Some Interesting Facts
  • 1.57 million were “Casual” participants who play 1-7 times a year
     

  • 930 thousand were “Core” participants who play 8 or more times a year
     

  • The rate of growth in participation from 2014 to 2015 was 1.8%, from 2.462 million to 2.506 million (Note: this growth rate is likely underestimated since 2014 was the first year for including pickleball in the SFIA report and the base number is open to question)
     

  • Comparing Casual and Core participants:

      • Casual were 63% male and 37% female

      • Core were 73% male and 27% female

      • The age breakdown for Casual and Core are very different… with Core players being, on average, significantly older

        • ages 6-17: Casual 18.5%; Core 0.8%

        • ages 18-34: Casual 11.7%; Core 5.5%ages 35-54: Casual 29.4%; Core 19.2%

        • ages 55-64: Casual 7.7%; Core 31.8%

        • age 65+: Casual 5.4%; Core 42.7%

        • 13% of Casual participants and 75% of Core participants are age 55 and older

        • The 2.5 million total participants represent 0.9% of the US population

        • The regions with the largest number of Core participants were

          • Pacific (CA, OR, WA) = 263,000

          • East North Central (WI, MI, IL, OH, IN) = 200,000

          • South Atlantic (FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, WV, DC) = 174,000