Noise From Pickleball Courts Is Driving People Nuts, but There May Be a Solution

The news for pickleball aficionados keeps getting worse. After it was recently reported that pickleball-related medical costs could reach $400 in 2023, reports are surfacing that the noise of the game could drive people mad.

Neighbors looking for solutions as petitions start in response to pickleball noise in some areas

PITTSBURGH — Pickleball has an unmistakable sound. To the players, it’s almost music to their ears, the sound of fun, a good shot, of competition and community.

The Economics of Pickleball and the Sport’s Sound Problems

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America. In 2022, more people played pickleball in the US than basketball, golf, and tennis. According to the Association of Pickleball Players, the sport has the potential to “become America’s No. 1 participation sport… as long as the supply of courts can meet the demand of players.”

How loud is pickleball?

Engineer and pickleball consultant Bob Unetich breaks down the sound behind the sport.

Welcome to the pickleball backlash: noise pollution, broken bones and a tennis turf war

It is the fastest growing sport in the US and has become popular in the UK, too. But critics say it is loud, dangerous and encroaches on much-loved tennis courts

Racquet Sports Industry magazine

With noise complaints across the country, the pickleball industry looks to find sound solutions.

Fixing pickleball’s noise problem

Pickleball is one of America’s fastest growing sports, but it has a noise problem. Bob Unetich is working to fix it.

Addressing the Noise Impacts of Pickleball

Pickleball may be America’s fastest growing sport, but it is not universally loved because of the noise it causes. Learn one expert’s ideas for mitigating the noise impacts.

Pickleball is America’s fastest-growing sport. These people hate it

The sound and disruption from pickleball, America’s fastest-growing sport, is driving some neighbors, tennis players, parents of young children, and others crazy.