(Sioux Falls, SD) — Nationwide, there’s over 36-million pickleball players, according to Pickleheads. While South Dakota is catching up on the explosion in popularity, the state is seeing it’s own rise in the sport. Active Generations Fitness Manager Jenny Centra says they’re hosting open courts multiple times a week, with a growing number of players out each time. While the number of permanent courts in South Dakota is well below other states, the sport is growing. Pickleheads co-founder Brandon Mackie said there’s around 50 permanent courts across the state, and they’re looking to help host competitions and tournaments in the area with their website as a platform.
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Pickleball Popularity On The Rise In South Dakota