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Pickleball Equipment Market Research Report Information By Product (Paddles, Wood, Graphite & Composite, Balls, Indoor Play, Outdoor Play, and Accessories), By Sales Channel (Independent Sports Outlets, Franchised Sports Outlets, Modern Retail, and Online Retail), By Buyer (Individual, Institutional, and Promotional) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032.

ID: MRFR/CR/10968-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi| July 2024

Global Pickleball Equipment Market Overview

Pickleball Equipment Market Size was valued at USD 65.1 Billion in 2023. The Pickleball Equipment market industry is projected to grow from USD 71.47 Billion in 2024 to USD 151.00 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.80% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The increasing popularity of pickleball among all age groups and a growing demand for specialized paddles, balls, and court accessories drive the market growth. Additionally, the expansion of pickleball facilities and courts has led to increased participation and contributed to the market expansion.

Global Pickleball Equipment Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Pickleball Equipment Market Trends

  • Growing popularity of pickleball is driving the market growth

The market CAGR for pickleball equipment is being driven by the surging popularity of pickleball games. Pickleball has experienced remarkable growth in recent years, with players of different ages and skill proficiency embracing the sport. With its combination of elements from badminton, tennis, and ping pong, pickleball offers a fun and social activity for people of varying athletic abilities. This growth in popularity has led to an increased demand for pickleball equipment. Players seek high-quality paddles, balls, and other gear to enhance their performance and overall experience. As a result, the market has seen a surge in innovation, with manufacturers developing advanced equipment to cater to diverse players.

The second factor fueling the growth of the Pickleball Equipment Market is the proliferation of pickleball facilities and courts. As the sport has gained traction, communities, sports clubs, and recreational centers have responded by constructing dedicated pickleball courts or converting existing ones. The availability of proper courts is essential for the growth of pickleball, and it's a vital driver of equipment sales. With more courts and venues, the player base expands, leading to increased demand for equipment like paddles, balls, court accessories, and even apparel. Furthermore, the development of professional and tournament-level courts has fueled demand for specialized, high-performance equipment among competitive players.

Additionally, Major sports brands and manufacturers have begun to invest in pickleball equipment, promoting it through advertising campaigns and endorsements by professional players. Sponsorship deals and partnerships with renowned athletes have brought greater visibility to pickleball. This marketing effort has raised awareness and built trust in the equipment quality endorsed by professional players. It has prompted more players to consider upgrading to premium equipment to enhance their gameplay.

For instance, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, pickleball has been the nation’s fastest-growing sport for three years. According to Circana, pickleball equipment sales increased by about 500 percent from 2020 and generated almost $304 million in the 12 months ending in June. As a result, it is anticipated that demand for Pickleball Equipment will increase throughout the projection period due to the growing popularity of pickleball games and marketing efforts. Thus driving the Pickleball Equipment market revenue.

Pickleball Equipment Market Segment Insights

Pickleball Equipment Product Insights

The Pickleball Equipment market segmentation, based on Product, includes Paddles, Wood, Graphite & Composite, Balls, Indoor Play, Outdoor Play, and Accessories. The balls segment dominates the market, accounting for around quarter of the market share. Balls are essential for gameplay and need frequent replacement. With the sport's growing popularity, there is a constant demand for pickleball balls across all levels of play.

Pickleball Equipment Sales Channel Insights

The Pickleball Equipment market segmentation, based on Sales Channels, includes Independent Sports Outlets, Franchised Sports Outlets, Modern Retail, and Online Retail. The online retail segment dominated the market, accounting for more than one-third of market revenue. This is attributed to its convenience and wide product selection. The ease of purchasing equipment online and the ability to compare prices and read reviews makes it a preferred channel for pickleball enthusiasts.

Pickleball Equipment Buyer Insights

The Pickleball Equipment market segmentation, based on Buyers, includes Individual, Institutional, and Promotional. The individual segment dominated the market, accounting for more than half of market revenue.  Pickleball is a sport enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels. Many players purchase their equipment individually, whether for recreational or competitive play.

Figure 1: Pickleball Equipment Market, By Buyer, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Pickleball Equipment Market, By Buyer, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Pickleball Equipment Regional Insights

By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. The North American Pickleball Equipment market area will dominate this market. The sport originated in the United States and has experienced significant growth in North America due to its popularity among people of all ages. The region has a strong pickleball community, a high number of dedicated courts, and a thriving market for equipment, including paddles, balls, and accessories.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe Pickleball Equipment market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the establishment of numerous pickleball clubs and courts, making it easier for players to access the game. This infrastructure development contributed to equipment sales. Further, the German Pickleball Equipment market held the largest market share, and the UK Pickleball Equipment market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.

The Asia-Pacific Pickleball Equipment Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This high growth rate is attributed to the region's economic growth, leading to increased spending on leisure activities and sports. This economic prosperity contributed to the growth of the pickleball equipment market. Moreover, China’s Pickleball Equipment market held the largest market share, and the Indian Pickleball Equipment market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Pickleball Equipment Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players offer a comprehensive range of products, including paddles, balls, and accessories. Their market leadership often stems from their ability to meet diverse consumer preferences and needs. Market participants are also adopting a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including product differentiation, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, investments, and partnership with other market leaders.  The Pickleball Equipment industry must offer differentiated products to address different consumers' needs and thrive in this competitive market climate.

Manufacturers' primary business strategy is to produce the equipment locally to reduce operational expenses in the Pickleball Equipment industry to benefit clients and increase the market share. In recent years, the Pickleball Equipment industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to Consumers. Major players in the pickleball equipment market, including Manta World Sport, Pickleball central, Prince Sports, Gearbox Sports, Engage Pickleball, Pro-Lite Sports, and others, are attempting to increase market their market share by product differentiation, offering competitive pricing in entry-level and mid-range product segments.

Prince Pickleball is a distinguished market player in racquet sports with a legacy spanning over five decades. The company has significantly impacted the industry through its unwavering commitment to innovation and the continuous introduction of cutting-edge technology in the realms of squash and tennis. Prince's pioneering journey commenced with creating the first patented oversized racket, characterized by an exceptionally large, sweet spot. Prince has remained at the forefront of innovation within the racquet sport space throughout its rich history. In 2018, an exciting partnership was forged between Prince and Paddle Tek, uniting paddle design excellence with Prince's profound engineering expertise in racquet sports. This collaboration marked the inception of the prince pickleball line, introducing a range of paddles that seamlessly integrate innovative technology to offer players an exceptionally large, sweet spot.

Pickleball Central is an established company dedicated to providing customers with top-quality pickleball products, exceptional customer service, and swift shipping services. Situated in Kent, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, it stands as the world's largest online pickleball superstore. Pickleball Central prides itself on offering the most extensive selection of pickleball equipment and apparel and a level of service that is second to none. They operate by a simple yet powerful motto of Serve customers the way we want to be served when purchasing products online. In December 2021, Pickleball Central disclosed a substantial investment from Dundon Capital Partners LLC, a Dallas-based investment firm. This comprehensive agreement encompasses Pickleball Central's retail equipment enterprise, associated software, and event management solutions. The investment further includes a multi-million-dollar commitment to advancing and extending the functionalities of the state-of-the-art technology platform within Pickleball Tournaments. Detailed terms of this private transaction remain undisclosed.

Key Companies in the Pickleball Equipment market include.

  • Manta World Sport

  • Pickleball central

  • Prince Sports

  • Gearbox Sports

  • Engage Pickleball

  • Pro-Lite Sports

  • Vulcan Sporting Goods

  • Pickle-Ball Inc.

  • Paddle Tek

  • Amazin’ Aces

  • Pickleball Depot. Us

  • Selkirk Sport

  • Gamma Sports

  • Head Sport Gmbh

  • Onix Sports (Escalade Sports)

  • Franklin Sports Inc.

Pickleball Equipment Industry Developments

August 2023: Pickleball Kingdom Franchising has joined forces with PlaySight, a authority in automated sports video technology. This exclusive partnership represents a pivotal step in redefining how sport enthusiasts engage and experience pickleball. The collaborative efforts of Pickleball Kingdom and PlaySight are poised to reshape the landscape of pickleball, as they endeavor to introduce an amalgamation of cutting-edge technology and captivating entertainment to athletes nationwide.

June 2023: Franklin Sports has entered into a five-year partnership agreement with Pickleball Canada, the recognized National sports organization responsible for overseeing the nation's most rapidly growing sport. Under this collaboration, Franklin Sports proudly designates its signature X-40 and X-26 balls, along with its diverse range of paddles, as the Official Balls and Paddle of Pickleball Canada. This partnership is poised to bring together the expertise and excellence of Franklin Sports with the official governing body of pickleball in Canada, marking a significant milestone in the sport's journey.

Pickleball Equipment Market Segmentation

Pickleball Equipment Product Outlook

  • Paddles

  • Wood

  • Graphite & Composite

  • Balls

  • Indoor Play

  • Outdoor Play

  • Accessories

Pickleball Equipment Sales Channel Outlook

  • Independent Sports Outlets

  • Franchised Sports Outlets

  • Modern Retail

  • Online Retail

Pickleball Equipment Buyer Outlook

  • Individual

  • Institutional

  • Promotional

Pickleball Equipment Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 65.1 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 71.47 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 151.00 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 9.80% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product, Sales Channel, Buyer, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Manta World Sport, Pickleballcentral, Prince Sports, Gearbox Sports, Engage Pickleball, Pro-Lite Sports, Vulcan Sporting Goods, Pickle-Ball Inc., Paddletek, Amazin’ Aces, Pickleball Depot.Us, Selkirk Sport, Gamma Sports, Head Sport Gmbh, Onix Sports (Escalade Sports), Franklin Sports Inc, and others.
Key Market Opportunities Rise in popularity of pickleball game
Key Market Dynamics Growth of e-commerce and online shopping providing convenient access to a wide range of Pickleball Equipment options

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Pickleball Equipment market size was valued at USD 65.1 Billion in 2023.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.80% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the market

The key players in the market are Manta World Sport, Pickleballcentral, Prince Sports, Gearbox Sports, Engage Pickleball, Pro-Lite Sports, and others.

The balls category dominated the market in 2023.

The Individual had the largest share in the market.

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