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Life Time is #1 in Pickleball: 338% Monthly Participation Increase in Nine Months, 350+ Courts on a Path to 600+ by End of 2023

As pickleball participation continues its explosive growth, so too have the number of permanent pickleball courts at Life Time, the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand. In fact, no other organization in America can say it owns and operates more permanent pickleball courts – now surpassing 350 across its locations with plans to top 600 by the end of 2023.

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“We saw an opportunity to lead this sport and we took it”

CHANHASSEN, Minn. /PRNewswire/ — As pickleball participation continues its explosive growth, so too have the number of permanent pickleball courts at Life Time (NYSE: LTH), the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand. In fact, no other organization in America can say it owns and operates more permanent pickleball courts – now surpassing 350 across its locations with plans to top 600 by the end of 2023.

Life Time now has more than 350 pickleball courts across its locations with plans to top 600 by the end of 2023.

According to Max Ade, founder of Pickleheads,”Life Time operates more dedicated pickleball courts than any other brand in the United States. We don’t see anyone who comes close.”

Since August of 2021, Life Time has built indoor and outdoor pickleball courts at a rate of five new permanent courts each week from coast to coast, many with viewing areas, stadium seating, social lounges and more.

“If you had told me a year ago that I would be spending so much time playing, thinking about, and talking about this sport, I would have cheerfully challenged you. But now I’m obsessed,” says Bahram Akradi, Founder, Chairman and CEO. “With the existing footprint of our athletic country clubs and incredible coaches and pros, we saw the opportunity to lead this sport and we took it. We will be not just the biggest provider of pickleball but also the best.” 

Anticipating and meeting the demand
The demand for pickleball courts has never been higher. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, nearly 5 million Americans now call themselves pickleball players. That’s almost double the number compared to just five years ago. To meet the growing demand for court space, Life Time is offering pickleball classes, instruction, open court time, leagues, mixers and tournaments for every age and every level.

“Within our healthy way of life ecosystem, we consider pickleball another amazing growth opportunity,” said Akradi. “We’ve seen total monthly participation at our clubs grow from approximately 16,000 to more than 70,000 in just the past nine months. Someday soon I believe that pickleball will be the sport that gets the largest number of people moving for fun, connection, competition, and the simple love of the game. And at Life Time, you can travel the country for a game at any of our destinations as part of your membership.”

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Other racquet sports
In addition to pickleball, Life Time is also the largest operator of indoor tennis courts. With nearly 300 indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and dozens of squash courts, Life Time is a top destination for multiple national tournaments annually. Under the leadership of Ajay Pant, one of only a handful of Master Professionals in the world and past recipient of the prestigious Alex Gordon Tennis Professional of the Year Award, the company provides the best facilities, professionals, leagues, and programming, including Play Learn Love® for adults and SMART for juniors.

More information on pickleball and Life Time’s many other “Healthy Way of Life™” programs can be found here. Follow along on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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SOURCE Life Time, Inc.



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ONIX Pickleball Launches All-New Evoke Premier CT-16 Paddle

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Newswire.com) – ONIX Pickleball, the pickleball manufacturer committed to you playing your best with the most technologically advanced equipment, is thrilled to announce its newest addition to the paddle lineup. The Evoke Premier CT-16 is excellent for tournament play featuring a thicker 16 mm core for excellent control and touch, a composite face for more spin, and a polypropylene core for power and pop. 

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Evoke Premier CT-16 to our popular Evoke Premier family of paddles,” says Jay Simmons, ONIX Pickleball Product Manager. “This paddle is perfect for tournament players seeking the power of the original Evoke Premier, but with added control and touch.” 

The Premier CT-16 Paddle features a polypropylene honeycomb core, a DF composite face, and a contoured tennis handle, allowing players to deliver more power, spin, and control than ever before. The CT-16 is a medium-weight racket at 7.8 to 8.2 oz. Featuring the same wide-body head shape and length as the original Evoke Premier, the latest addition comes in multiple different colors including red, white, black, and blue.   

To learn more about the all-new Evoke Premier CT-16 Pickleball Paddle and to shop now, visit onixpickleball.com.  

ABOUT ONIX PICKLEBALL 

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ONIX is the leading manufacturer of all performance pickleball products, such as paddles, balls, and accessories, and equips players with technologically advanced equipment that is proven to make the sport faster, more precise, and more strategic. Since its founding in 2005, ONIX Pickleball has dedicated its mission to growing and supporting the sport at a professional level. For more information on ONIX, its products, brands, instruction manuals, retailers, warranty, replacement parts, or customer service, please call 1-800-467-1421 or visit onixpickleball.com.  

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Founded in 1922, and headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, Escalade designs, manufactures, and sells sporting goods, fitness, and indoor/outdoor recreation equipment. Our mission is to connect family and friends and create lasting memories. Leaders in our respective categories, Escalade’s brands include Brunswick Billiards®; STIGA®table tennis; Accudart®; RAVE Sports® water recreation; Victory Tailgate® custom games; Onix® Pickleball; Goalrilla™ basketball; Lifeline® fitness; Woodplay® playsets; and Bear® Archery. Escalade’s products are available online and at leading retailers nationwide. For more information about Escalade’s many brands, history, financials, and governance please visit www.escaladeinc.com

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USA Pickleball’s National Championship Series Kicks Off Thursday In Daytona Beach

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ (February 6, 2023) — In partnership with the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP), USA Pickleball kicks off its 2023 National Championship Series (NCS) February 8-12 at Pictona at Holly Hill in Daytona Beach, Florida.  

Pros and amateurs across all ages and skill levels will compete in 116 different event brackets throughout the week.

“We are thrilled to be kicking off the 2023 USA Pickleball National Championship Series at the beautiful Pictona facility. Our recent Diamond Amateur Championship there was a testament to the facility’s ability to deliver an incredible pickleball experience,” said Stu Upson, USA Pickleball CEO. “The USA Pickleball team is looking forward to working closely with the APP in this National Championship Series, and we couldn’t be more excited to start off strong at Daytona.” 

The 2023 NCS comprises five tournaments held across the country that serve as primary qualifiers for the sport’s premier event, the USA Pickleball National Championships. Amateur pickleball players compete to earn a Golden Ticket, automatic entry for Nationals, by finishing first in their age and skill division(s). Following Daytona, the series will then move to Mesa, Arizona from March 29 – April 2.

Live coverage of professional competition from the APP Daytona Beach Open will air on ESPN+ on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12. Additionally, a one-hour Championship Sunday recap special will air at 8 pm ET on ESPN2.

“Pictona at Holly Hill promises to immediately establish itself as one of the premier pickleball venues for APP and USA Pickleball events, and we’re excited to kick off what will be five days of world-class pickleball competition in Florida,” said Tom Webb, APP Chief Marketing Officer.  

Tickets for the APP Daytona Beach Open are currently available here. Walk-up tickets for single-day sessions will also be available for purchase at the venue with doors opening at 8 am ET each day. Full tournament information can be found here.

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