If you love pickleball (or if you want to find out why it’s one of the country’s fastest-growing sports), you’re in good company with active adults who live in Trilogy 55+ communities. Not only do most Trilogy communities across the country contain pickleball courts and organized clubs, but the developer has also announced its 2021 sponsorship with the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA).
A Popular Sport in Trilogy Communities
By sponsoring PPA, one of the sport’s premier organizations, Trilogy is showing its commitment to creating communities that bring people together in fun and exciting ways.
In a press release, Jeff McQueen, president of the Shea Homes Active Lifestyle division, said:
“Pickleball has long been one of the most popular sports at many Trilogy communities, so this sponsorship is ideally timed and aligns perfectly with our goals of offering our homeowners opportunities to enhance their wellness and try new things. We’re honored and excited to team up with PPA to reach pickleball fans across the country and introduce them to our incredible 55+ and resort communities. We couldn’t ask for a better match.”
The Popularity of Pickleball
Have you been curious about pickleball? If so, you're not alone. The game that combines tennis and ping pong has been around in the United States since 1965 but has surged in popularity in recent years. USA Pickleball reports that 3.3 million people play the sport, with 64 percent of core players being age 55 or older.
According to McQueen, pickleball is appealing for many reasons. “Pickleball is a friendly, easy-entry sport and one that we’ve found many are eager to try,” says McQueen. “As part of our commitment to inspiring wellness and adventure, we love helping people be spontaneous and take up activities they’ve never tried before. Our PPA sponsorship furthers our goal to help people connect with one another and try new things.”
If you're a pickleball enthusiast, be sure to read up on the sport’s latest updates. And if you live in a Trilogy community or you're thinking about moving to one, get ready to experience all the perks of pickleball right in your own community. Here’s where to view upcoming pickleball tournaments and gain PPA membership.
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