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Planning for 2024: Challenges, Trends Clubs Can Expect

Many clubs nationwide have enjoyed the benefits of a post-pandemic world, including increased club activity and long waitlists to join. They expect a positive 2024–at least, those that continue to evolve and address its challenges. Positive Economic Signs Another year removed from the COVID-19 pandemic

The Next Big Thing

The story behind how padel was invented helps to explain why it’s catching on as a new favored racquets alternative in many club settings. In 1969, Mexican businessman Enrique Corcuera, who wanted a tennis court at his Acapulco home but didn’t have the space and

Winning the Space Race

Pickleball’s boom has brought with it a surge in demand for where and when it can be played. In turn, that’s created special facility challenges for clubs that must deal with space restrictions and fit the game in without disrupting other activities or disturbing their

Racquets Sports’ Louder Presence

Padel is different from the sport known as paddle tennis. Padel is typically played as doubles in an enclosed court with artificial turf that is roughly one-third the size of a tennis court. Scoring is the same as tennis, and the play starts with an

Racquet Rebound: Demand for Racquet Sports Surges

While golf has received much of the recent attention in the club and sports world due to its pandemic spike in participation, racquet sports like tennis, pickleball and the emerging padel continue to gain popularity among a growing number of demographics. In turn, games involving

Triple Threat: Tennis + Platform + Pickleball

“Follow the trend” or “follow the money” are often-used catchphrases for success. If the positive talk about tennis, pickleball and platform tennis from the first quarter is any indication, 2021 is going to be another banner year for racquet sports at clubs. This article is

What is one of the hottest trends sweeping clubs?

The narrative around pickleball is that it is the fastest growing sport in America because tennis players gravitate to it as they age. The court is smaller, so it is easier on the knees. They can continue to display their racquet skills, while easing the