Which Arizona city is one of the most passionate about pickleball in the United States?

Which Arizona City is Among Most Pickleball Loving In U.S.?
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Pickleball has rapidly become a popular activity enjoyed by many across the United States.

After the COVID-19 pandemic, the sport has experienced a rise in popularity across the United States, as people are heading to the courts to enjoy a high-energy workout with their friends.

Yengols.com, a leading source for Arizona sports betting news, recently used data from Trust For Public Land’s 2022 City Park Facts report to analyze the number of pickleball courts per 20,000 residents in the top 100 largest cities in the nation. This allowed us to identify the top cities for pickleball enthusiasts.

We found out about the U.S. and the ranking of a specific city in the Phoenix area in terms of pickleball popularity across the country.

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Most Pickleball-Loving U.S. Cities

Rank City Courts Per 20,000 Residents
1Seattle, Wash.3.0
1Des Moines, Iowa2.9
3Columbus, Ohio2.7
4Saint Paul, Minn.2.6
5Honolulu, Hawaii2.5
T6Chesapeake, Va.2.2
T6Madison, Wisc.2.2
8Arlington, Va.2.1
9St. Petersburg, Fla.2.0
10Boise, Idaho1.7
11Cincinnati, Ohio1.6
T12Henderson, Nevada1.5
T12Scottsdale, Ariz.1.5
T12Tampa, Fla.1.5

Scottsdale ranks among the top national leaders in interest.

When people think of Scottsdale, they probably picture golfing, hiking, and lounging by the water.

Many individuals may be unaware that pickleball, a sport involving a racquet and a whiffle ball, is a widely enjoyed activity in The West’s Most Western Town, boasting a high ratio of courts per capita compared to other regions in the country.

Scottsdale is ranked as the 12th city in the nation alongside Henderson, Nevada, and Tampa for having 1.5 courts per 20,000 residents.

Even though pickleball is gaining popularity in Arizona, sports betting apps in the state do not currently accept wagers on the sport. However, they do allow bets to be placed on the French and Spanish handball leagues, as well as various professional tennis events.

Scottsdale is the lone Arizona city to appear on the pickleball popularity list, while Henderson is the only city from a neighboring state included.

The top cities in the nation for pickleball courts per capita are Seattle (3.0), Des Moines (2.9), Columbus, Ohio (2.7), St. Paul (2.6), and Honolulu (2.5).

Boise, the only state west of the Rockies to be included, ranked 10th on the list.

To find a thriving pickleball community, head east on Camelback Road to Scottsdale, a city that has fully embraced the growing sport on a grand scale.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona for outlets like ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the position of lead writer at yengols.com.

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