Pickleball has become incredibly popular in the United States of America.

In fact, Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the United States according to the U.S. Pickleball Association.

Bart Blatstein is always on the cutting edge of hot trends and strives to accommodate his clients and City and region that he serves … ISLAND Waterpark and Lucky Snakes Arcade are two of the grand attractions that Blatstein has created in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Showboat Atlantic City is now poised to open the first-ever indoor Pickleball court on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.

In case you don’t know, here is a brief description of what Pickleball is from Wikipedia as follows:

Pickleball is a racket or paddle sport in which two or four players hit a perforated, hollow plastic ball with paddles over a 34-inch-high net until one side is unable to return the ball or commits an infraction.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at Showboat Atlantic City on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

“To celebrate the debut, Tower Investments CEO and Showboat owner, Bart Blatstein, will host the ribbon cutting and then join Funky Pickle Productions Founder & CEO, Alex Greer, to challenge Visit Atlantic City President & CEO, Larry Sieg, and Sales Director, Patrick McCormick, in the court's first match. Atlantic City Mayor, Marty Small, and other community and business leaders will also be in attendance,” according to Showboat Atlantic City.

Sieg, McCormick and Visit Atlantic City were on board the Pickleball train early on and they staged the Atlantic City Open, which was a sanctioned event, September 19 - 24, 2022.

Visit Atlantic City photo.
Visit Atlantic City photo.
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“It seems everyone I know is playing Pickleball and they all complain that there are not enough courts to play," said Blatstein.

"At Showboat we are continually adding new non-gaming attractions and with this new indoor court we cant wait to host tournaments. instructional clinics. post-play social gatherings and other pickleball entertainment,” said Blatstein.

Blatstein is offering the court free (one-hour sessions) during the first month … reservations will be required.

SOURCE: Showboat Atlantic City.

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