Pickleball, older adults, physical activity
As a person becomes older their physical activity options may change or be reduced. One activity that is proving differently among older adults is pickleball. As of 2022 over 3.1 million people in the United States participate in pickleball (USAPA Pickleball, 2022). From the casual observer, many recreational tennis courts have been modified to accommodate the increase of pickleball players. Also, many of these pickleball players are older (40 +). Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the motivational profiles of 40 and older adults towards playing pickleball. Generally, it was learned that 40 and older adults participate in pickleball for fun, exercise and the social interaction that comes from playing pickleball.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Barney, David C.; Beddoes, Zack E.; Prusak, Keven A.; and Weekes, Brandon, "What's all the fuss about pickleball? Motivational profiles of middle age and older adult recreational pickleball players" (2023). Faculty Publications. 7066.
David O. McKay School of Education
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