Pickleball Kingdom inks 20-club rollout in New Jersey

In a groundbreaking development for the sport of pickleball, New Jersey entrepreneur Samrat “Sam” Sood announced he is spearheading a 20-club rollout by Pickleball Kingdom Franchising to establish indoor pickleball facilities throughout New Jersey.

Pickleball Kingdom Franchising, a recognized leader in the pickleball industry, said it is excited to collaborate with Sood to advance the sport of pickleball in the Garden State.

“This groundbreaking deal for 20 premium pickleball clubs is a major milestone in our mission to provide pickleball enthusiasts with top-tier playing experiences,” Pickleball Kingdom founder and CEO Ace Rodrigues said. “Sam’s commitment to the sport and dedication to innovation align perfectly with our franchising vision.”

Rodrigues added that, as part of the partnership agreement, Sood will be signing on owners and investors to participate in the rapid market expansion.

The state-of-the-art clubs will feature outdoor surfaces preferred by avid pickleball players, but with all the indoor benefits, plus training and coaching.

Sood said his commitment extends beyond the courts. The pickleball facilities will serve as hubs for events, leagues, tournaments and community outreach programs, further fueling the growth of the sport.

While no exact locations have been announced yet, the new facilities will be strategically located throughout New Jersey, ensuring that pickleball players from various regions have convenient access to top-notch facilities.

Sood expressed his excitement about the groundbreaking partnership, saying: “I am thrilled to collaborate with Pickleball Kingdom Franchising to introduce a new era of pickleball facilities in New Jersey. Our vision is to provide pickleball players with the best of both worlds — outdoor pickleball excitement played indoors. We look forward to creating a vibrant pickleball community and advancing the sport in our state.”