We at the American Pickleball Association are acutely aware of the industry growth stats and explosive opportunity in front of those in the know. Yet most people, even those who play pickleball regularly, do not realize how fast this game is growing. Take a look at the following info and your eyes will open at the potential for any franchise owner.
At this point in time the greatest opportunity, at least initially, is here in the USA. However, Canada is experiencing tremendous growth and other countries around the world are also showing signs that Pickleball is not a fad. It’s a game that’s here to stay. And its’ steady growth is evidence of this.
Growth Rate in 2017
Year Over Year Growth
Million People Playing in North America
2.8+ Million Players in North America
The bulk of players are between 45 and 68. So this growth is occurring in merely one segment of the population. It is now poised for expansion in the younger demographic and we have specific plans for developing this.
Tennis players are moving into pickleball in droves. Add to this the multiple professionally run pickleball tournaments that display the competitiveness and fun of the game. We are literally positioned ahead of a massive growth curve.
- Men 63% 63%
- Women 37% 37%
- % of Players between ages of 6 – 50 34% 34%
- % of Players 50 and over 66% 66%
Rare Opportunity for Franchisees
It’s not everyday an investor or business person has the legitimate chance to participate in a massive trend before the masses jump onboard. The market is large and expanding, and we have a system that provides the roadmap to profit from this growth. Oh, and you’ll a have a lot of fun doing it. We believe running a pickleball franchise is fun and rewarding. If you love pickleball imagine getting paid while you play a game you love!