TeachMe.To and Swimply Team Up to Make Privately Owned Pickleball Courts More Accessible to Players and Enthusiasts

4 October 2023

TeachMe.To, the leading marketplace for locating and booking in-person sports and skills instruction, has partnered with Swimply, a platform connecting owners of underutilized spaces, such as swimming pools, pickleball and tennis courts, and basketball courts, with people seeking local leisure activities. This collaboration aims to simplify the process for pickleball players, coaches, and enthusiasts in finding suitable places to play and accessing expert instruction.

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the United States, with its popularity surging from an estimated 3.4 million players in 2019 to over 8.9 million participants in just three years, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association. Additionally, the number of pickleball courts in the 100 largest U.S. cities has multiplied sixfold since 2017, increasing from 420 to 2,788. Nevertheless, the demand for pickleball court time remains high, especially in densely populated areas where courts are consistently in use, and space is limited.

Nick O’Brien, CEO of TeachMe.To, noted, "Bringing the Swimply and TeachMe.To communities together makes a lot of sense given the groundswell of interest we’re seeing from pickleball coaches and enthusiasts seeking available locations to play. Together we’re able to lower the barrier to entry by making it simple for people to find a space to play pickleball and the support of a knowledgeable coach."

Shawna Barasch Wilson, Head of Courts at Swimply, emphasized the importance of having a private, dedicated space for pickleball enthusiasts and beginners who value a discreet environment for playing. She said, "The private personal instruction provided by TeachMe.To adds real value for customers as many wouldn’t try a pickleball court without the support of a friendly coach."

To discover a suitable pickleball court and access the guidance of a friendly, knowledgeable coach for beginners or those looking to improve their skills, individuals can visit TeachMe.To.


Source: businesswire.com