Professional Pickleball Registry Reaches 5,000-Member Milestone
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The Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR), the global organization of pickleball teaching professionals, reached a landmark of 5,000 members, paralleling the fast growth of the sport.
“PPR has reached a ‘tipping point’ in terms of membership with interest in becoming educated and certified to teach pickleball skyrocketing,” according to PPR President Dan Santorum. “More than 90 percent of our PPR certification workshops are now sold out—some within just days after being posted.”
The number of PPR workshops held annually has grown from 45 in 2018 to a projected 250 in 2023. Host facilities educate and certify pickleball coaching staff.
“My facility at Queens College in NYC hosts several PPR certification workshops yearly. Almost all of them sell out,” said Hemel Cosme, chair of the PPR. “Hosting PPR workshops is a tremendous benefit to our pickleball program. We plan to host eight PPR workshops this year to meet the increased demand.”