First international deal for Professional Pickleball, eyes Indian expansion

| Updated: 26 April, 2024 2:53 pm IST

NEW DELHI: In a significant development for the sport of pickleball, the Professional Pickleball Association has signed its first international deal, setting its sights on expanding the sport in India.

Pickleball, a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, has been growing in popularity in recent years. This deal marks a major milestone in the sport’s global expansion efforts.

The association believes that India, with its rich sporting culture and love for racquet sports, presents a promising market for pickleball. The deal aims to promote the sport across the country, encouraging participation at all levels, from grassroots to professional.

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As part of the agreement, the association will work closely with local sporting bodies to develop infrastructure, provide training, and organize tournaments. The ultimate goal is to establish a professional pickleball league in India, providing a platform for Indian athletes to compete at the highest level.

This deal represents a significant step forward in the global growth of pickleball and underscores the sport’s potential to become a mainstream sporting event in India.

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