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Major League Pickleball? Yes!


e fastest-growing sport in the country just got bigger! Lebron James and serval other NBA stars are the proud new owners of a Major League Pickleball team (MLP)! The MLP began in 2021 and has 48 professional players and 12 active teams. Many people, such as NFL QB Drew Brees, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck and Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry have invested in the MLP.

Pickleball has been around since 1965 and is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and plastic ball with holes. It is a game appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels with simple rules, making it a great introductory sport.

Pickleball has nearly 4.8 million players worldwide and is growing daily, with an average of 3 new pickleball facilities built daily in the United States! TGC Athletics is ahead of the curve, with indoor and outdoor pickleball courts ready to be used daily! In fact our own Alex M. founded the Georgian International Federation of Pickleball and would love to help us grow our local pickleball and teach you how to play or improve your game!

If you haven’t tried pickleball yet, don’t wait! We have all the gear you need in the TGC Athletics ProShop and tennis pros to help you get started! Join the Lebron James and TGC Athletics, participating in this fast-growing and FUN sport!

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