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Pickleball blends a trio of paddle sports: badminton, ping-pong, and tennis. The combination must be working, because pickleball was the fastest-growing sport in the United States from 2019 to 2021, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.

Today, more than 5 million people participate in pickleball, and 10% of those players only picked up a paddle since the pandemic began.

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