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Quiz: Pickleball Sweeps the Nation

A woman hits a dink shot while playing pickleball.

It’s not often you see a trend sweep the nation as quickly as pickleball. I’m certain many of you have seen pickleball courts open up in your neighborhood. Mick Owens–who founded Creative Financial Designs, Inc., in 1982 and cfd Investments, Inc., in 1990–has been a lifelong fan of fitness.

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.” 1 Corinthians 6:19

In his popular book, Diamond of Life: The Five P’s of Success and Significance, Mick writes, “In fact, I’m so adamant about health and wellness that we put treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, free weights and weight machines in our office, available to employees and all clients at no charge.”

While many images depict pickleball players as older Americans, the largest age bracket of players is between the ages of 18 and 34. Test your knowledge of pickleball with our short quiz!1

Quiz: Pickleball Sweeps the Nation

1 / 6

A pickleball court is…2

2 / 6

Pickleball was invented in 1965. It was named after a cocker spaniel named Pickles who belonged to one of the inventors, Congressman Joel Pritchard.3

3 / 6

August 8th is National Pickleball Day.4

4 / 6

Pickleball is becoming more and more popular, but it’s still not as popular as tennis. Nearly 24 million people played tennis in 2023. How many first-time pickleball players picked up a paddle last year?5

5 / 6

The first official pickleball tournament was held in 1976, and the International Federation of Pickleball was founded in 1984.6

6 / 6

Like tennis, pickleball can be played indoors or outdoors. Also, pickleball can be played using a slightly modified tennis net.7

Your score is

The average score is 58%

0%

Answer key:

  1. B
  2. A. Some people believe the sport was named after “pickleboats,” which were the weaker boats in local crew races. But we believe the mushy dog story!
  3. A
  4. C
  5. A
  6. A

 

5—6 Correct: Game.Set.Match! It looks like you know your pickleball.

3—4 Correct: Winner! You’re starting to embrace the pickleball trend.

0—2 Correct: Your serve! That’s okay. There’s plenty of time to pick up the game.

  1. DOGONews.com, January 17, 2024
  2. SportCourtLasVegas.com, 2024
  3. USA-Shade.com, 2024
  4. EcoSports.com, 2024
  5. USTA.com, 2024
  6. PickleballUnion.com, 2024
  7. SI.com, 2024

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