Fastest-Growing Racquet Sport in America Dreams of Olympics Berth as Professional Player Makes Big Claim

Published 03/15/2023, 10:15 AM EDT

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A new racket game has taken over the entire sporting community in the United States with a number of notable athletes taking part in it. The fast-growing sport of pickleball has already managed to entice a massive audience given the new elements of the game. Taking note of its popularity in the entire sporting realm, some athletes in the pickleball community are quite sure that the sport will be a part of the Olympics.

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The American pro, Daniel Moore, who has already made his mark on the court, has now made this big claim regarding the popular racket game.  Here’s what you know about Moore’s opinion on the potential of pickleball in the sporting realm.

Daniel Moore has huge hopes for the fast-growing racket game

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The nine-time U.S. national pickleball champion has made it certain that the racket game of pickleball has the potential to enter the sphere of the Olympics. Speaking of it, Daniel Moore further brought to light the pickleball professional league taking place in the United States. A number of renowned athletes have already become a part of it while others have also invested in different teams.

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Taking note of its success in the United States, Moore is quite sure that the fast-growing sport can also enter the sporting communities of Asia and the rest of the globe. The world’s No. 11 player said that pickleball has the potential to get globally recognized as a professional sport given its recent popularity among the fans.

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Before entering the realms of the Olympics, Moore wants the game to expand in other countries, especially in China. He further believes that a lot of talent can emerge from the country if they are given proper guidance and facilities from their government.

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Who in the tennis community has entered the sphere of pickleball?

From former tennis players to the current generation of players, some of the biggest names from the tennis community have entered the sphere of pickleball. The American tennis legend, John McEnroe has often been spotted on the courts of the new racket sport in the country.

Apart from him, the Aussie controversial star, Nick Kyrgios has also showcased his interest the pickleball as he previously invested in one of the teams.

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Do you think pickleball can become a part of the Olympics considering its popularity in the sporting community? Let us know in the comments section.

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Anurag Gusain

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Anurag Gusain is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Bachelor’s degree in English from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Delhi University. Being a huge tennis fan, he enjoys watching superstar Rafael Nadal play.
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