To the PCKL community,
Thank you for making 2023 a year we’ll never forget. Pickleball has grown into a sport the world is taking more seriously. It’s hard not to when more than 36 million people are playing in the U.S. alone. And when celebrities are putting their money on the line. And when players are getting six-figure contracts. The sport is getting the respect we know it deserves.
Pickleball’s unprecedented growth couldn’t be possible without you — the people with an extraordinary love for the game. You’ve proven that passion can spread a sport to communities across the country. You keep showing up to the court and bringing your friends — and cities feel the pressure to meet the growing demand. Thank you for helping us grow the sport we love.
It’s because of your passion for the game that we’ve had our best year yet. Your game keeps evolving, so our gear does too.
I’m particularly grateful to our PCKL Ambassadors who represent the sport and our brand so well. You’re serving more than a game — you’re serving your local community and future generations. You inspire us to do the same, which is why we launched PCKL on Campus and PCKL Gives, programs that give back to the community. We can’t wait to see how these initiatives help expand access to the sport across the country.
My favorite part of the game is how it brings diverse communities together. It seems like cultural walls fall down on the court. It’s where we forget our differences and realize we have a lot more in common than we ever realized. Regardless of your age, race, or gender, you have a place to play and connect. That’s why we want to make more than gear. We want to make it easier for you to connect on the court.
Your support is what enables us to go after these goals.Thank you for giving the PCKL team and I so much to be thankful for this year. We can’t wait to keep serving you up the gear and community it takes to play one more.
Mike Gottfried, CEO, PCKL