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Record Demand of Pickleball Courts in US : SFC Delivering

Record Demand of Pickleball Courts in US: The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) lead in managing and developing sports, recreation, wellness, and events facilities nationwide. They provide comprehensive solutions for community leaders and developers, including sports tourism, recreation master planning, and professional facility management. With 50+ venues and a team of 2500+ professionals in the SF Network, SFC venues host over 25 million guests annually, contributing over $500 million in economic impact.

SFC known for managing the nation’s largest network of sports and recreation facilities, reports a skyrocketing demand for pickleball amenities in 2024. Nearly half of SFC’s facilities now cater to pickleball enthusiasts, highlighted by the grand opening of the expansive Rhythm and Rally Sports and Events in Macon, Ga., celebrated as the world’s largest indoor pickleball venue after the transformation of a vacant mall.

The management of the upcoming Lake Kennedy Racquet Center in Cape Coral, Florida, slated to open in July 2024. This state-of-the-art facility boasts 32 permanent pickleball courts alongside 12 tennis courts, positioning it as a central hub for both competitive play and recreational gatherings.

With over 90% of community planners and facility developers incorporating pickleball into feasibility studies for new complexes, SFC shows the sport’s transformative impact on urban sports infrastructure. Even venues without dedicated pickleball courts can readily adapt their facilities to meet the growing demand.

“Pickleball is more than a sport; it’s a catalyst for community development and social engagement.”  remarked Jason Clement, CEO of The Sports Facilities Companies.

 “Through the establishment of facilities like Rhythm and Rally and the upcoming Lake Kennedy Racquet Center, we are not only meeting current demands but are also influencing the future of urban sports facilities.” – ( Jason Clement)

“It’s clear that The Sports Facilities Companies is at the forefront of the pickleball movement and helping our community meet the demand for courts, Notably, in Macon, we’ve had the ability to host events at what is now the world’s largest indoor pickleball facility, which has significantly enhanced the player and spectator experience.” noted Southern Pickleball co-founder Paul Midkiff.

SFC venues

Uplifting the pickleball rise , The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) proudly showcases a diverse array of current and upcoming venues tailored to pickleball enthusiasts. These facilities span the nation, each designed to meet the growing demand for this rapidly popularizing sport

  • Myrtle Beach Sports Center, Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Rocky Mount Event Center, Rocky Mount, NC
  • Crown Sports Center, Fruitland, MD
  • Iron Peak Sports and Events, Hillsborough, NJ
  • Highlands Sports Complex, Triadelphia, WV
  • The Bridge Sports Complex, Bridgeport, WV
  • Cedar Point Sports Center, Sandusky, OH
  • Hoover Met, Hoover, AL
  • Bill Noble Park, Gardendale, AL
  • Sand Mountain Park, Albertville, AL
  • Brandon Parks and Rec, Brandon, MS
  • Starkville Parks and Rec, Starkville, MS
  • West Monroe Sports and Events, West Monroe, LA
  • Legends Event Center, League City, TX
  • Morristown Landing, Morristown, TN
  • Wintrust Sports Complex, Bedford Park, IL

Venues in Pipeline

As pickleball’s popularity continues to soar, upcoming venues are eagerly preparing to embrace this thriving sport. These facilities, under the stewardship of The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC), are set to meet the increasing demand and enthusiasm of pickleball enthusiasts across diverse communities.

  • Emerald Acres Sports Connection, Townville, SC
  • Advent Health Sports Park at Bluhawk, Overland Park, KS
  • Betty and Bobby Allison Sports Town, Springfield, MO
  • WYO Sports Ranch, Laramie, WY
  • Rocky Top Sports World, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Fort Bend Epicenter, Rosenberg, TX

Record Demand of Pickleball Courts in US 

News In Brief: Record Demand of Pickleball Courts in US

The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) are leading the charge in managing and developing sports and recreation facilities nationwide, with a significant focus on the burgeoning demand for pickleball amenities. Highlighted by the transformation of a vacant mall into the world’s largest indoor pickleball venue in Macon, GA, and the upcoming Lake Kennedy Racquet Center in Cape Coral, FL, SFC continues to shape urban sports infrastructure. They manage over 50 venues, accommodating millions of guests annually and contributing over $500 million in economic impact. Future plans include expanding pickleball facilities across various states, cementing their role in community-driven sports development

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