The Aspen Institute's State of Play 2022 Report found that pickleball has exploded during the pandemic for all ages, including youth. They report, "The sport attracted 462,000 more total participants among ages 6-17 between 2019 and 2021 - a staggering 83% increase. Pickleball is here to stay - it's outdoors, very social, not that expensive, and easy to pick up regardless of athletic ability. Unlike golf, tennis, baseball, or lacrosse, people can quickly succeed win pickleball. Communities are racing to build courts to satisfy the growing appetite, and investors are monetizing the sport."