In early October, Pickleball Canada (PCO) reached 60,000 members! This is a huge milestone for the sport of pickleball in Canada.
At the end of 2022 PCO had 43,490 members and in June of 2023 PCO reached 50,000 members. Pickleball Canada has seen incredible growth over the past couple of years and is working toward continuing this growth throughout the remainder of the year and beyond.
“Pickleball Canada is thrilled to see the phenomenal growth of the sport we all love! I expect to see 100,000 members in 2025!” said Pickleball Canada President Val Vollmin.
Pickleball is captivating many Canadians from all over this vast country. In January of 2023 PCO commissioned the same national research company as recent years to survey Canadian households. It was found that there was a significant increase in the number of Canadians playing pickleball for the competition within the game (27% in January 2023, compared to just 18% in January 2022). The growth on the competitive side is attributable to women, for whom there was a 170% increase with competitions being a key driver for playing pickleball.
Being a member of Pickleball Canada, individuals and affiliated organization have access to the following benefits:
- A comprehensive package of insurance products;
- A national program for accreditation of officials;
- Canadian Tournament Player Ratings (CTPR);
- The ability to access sanctioned tournaments;
- And much more
Pickleball Canada would like to thank our fabulous members who continue to support the growth and development of pickleball in Canada each year. Thank you to our members, volunteers and partners who are instrumental in the continued growth and development or our sport.
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