Four Areas in MoCo Included in ‘Top 13 Maryland Cities for Pickleball’ List

Teach Me To, a website that acts as an “in-person leisure learning marketplace that connects Students with skilled Pros for private lessons in different sports”, has listed various areas in Montgomery County in its ‘Top 13 Maryland Cities for Pickleball’ list.

“With its blend of historical charm and modern amenities, Maryland is quickly becoming a sought-after destination for pickleball players seeking new experiences and communities.” the report states. Though some are not technically cities, MoCo’s Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac and Olney are all in the top 10 across the state.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the county and Dill Dinkers has opened two indoor pickleball facilities in Montgomery County in the last year alone. Per the report, “Bethesda boasts 30.2% of the state’s pickleball lesson bookings.” Rockville is second in the state with 16.3%, and Potomac/Olney come in 9th and 10th with 2.3% of the bookings each.

The Top Pickleball Cities in Maryland:

Rank City Percentage
1 Bethesda 30.2%
2 Rockville 16.3%
3 Baltimore 14.0%
4 Annapolis 9.3%
5 Towson 7.0%
6 Columbia 7.0%
7 Cockeysville 4.7%
9 Potomac 2.3%
10 Olney 2.3%
11 Ocean Pines 2.3%
12 Ocean City 2.3%
13 Millersville 2.3%

The full report can be seen here.


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Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

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Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

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