A super-fast-growing sport offers professionals the opportunity to stay active while building their professional network.
- Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America with a 40% increase in players since 2020.
- The game combines badminton, tennis, and ping-pong—and doubles as a way to build a professional network.
- The game allows room for socializing and discussion between players, making it the perfect way to stay in shape while staying in touch with your network.
- Like golf, the sport is an ideal opportunity to meet new people and talk over personal and business issues.
Why it’s news
Pickleball serves a popular mode of introduction and networking. As only four players can play at a time, other teams have plenty of time for discussion on the sidelines.
If a player comes without a partner, the sport will naturally guide teammates to become acquaintances.
As a popular, trendy sport, mentioning a game of pickleball may make someone more likely to join a networking event. Consulting company NOW CFO, for example, is planning networking pickleball parties in Colorado in November.
The game itself isn’t new, in fact it dates back to 1965, but younger players are joining the game and rejuvenating its popularity.
While a popular networking event among younger professionals, the sport does have some limitations when attempting to network with those who have physical limitations.