Pickleball, America's fastest-growing sport, is a hit at Jewish camps and sports tournaments

 

August 4, 2023

Pickleball has exploded in popularity at Jewish summer camps.

(JTA) - As head of programming for Maccabi USA, Shane Carr is used to having people ask him to add sports to the organization's many Jewish sports tournaments around the world.

But since 2019, one sport has been suggested above all others: pickleball.

Widely considered the fastest-growing sport in America, pickleball is a sort of condensed court tennis and pingpong hybrid that has attracted millions of new fanatics since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, from middle schoolers to the likes of Bill Gates and LeBron James. Originally created in 1965 in Bainbridge Island, Washington, the spor...



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