One is always looking for ways to push any sport and by getting pickleball to play more regularly after sunset it one way to get it more popular among the masses. Glow in the Dark Pickleball is one way to be able to do that. More information on this in the article that follows.
Pickleball’s ever-growing popularity has propelled it into a mainstream sport and with celebrities endorsing, following and playing the sport, it’s no surprise pickleball is catching on dramatically throughout the country and the world like wild fire.
One of the challenges associated with playing pickleball is to play it at night.
Sure, one way of doing that is to have a pickleball court with night lighting but can every club afford to have these floodlights installed, especially if we are speaking of a sport that currently isn’t the highest paying one (but it’s growing for sure!)
The other way to do that is to change things around with the pickleball equipment such that night-play becomes a lot easier and cheaper than it is right now.
This is where the Glow in the Dark Pickleball comes into the picture and solves some of the night issues, at least at the recreational level.
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What is the Glow in the Dark Pickleball?
Glow in the Dark Pickleball is rather funky way to play pickleball after sundown.
The ball used in the sport of pickleball, which is also called pickleball, along with the players themselves and the lines glow in the dark thanks to an invention by an inventor called Corky Newcomb from New Hampshire.
Pickleball aficionados are now able to play pickleball in the dark using these Glow in the Dark pickleballs even without the requirement of night lighting at the court.
To get an idea about how playing pickleball with this Corky invention looks like, have a watch here:
And if you had any doubts about the efficacy of the aforementioned pickleball, Corky certainly knows his stuff with the New Hampshire resident having also had his success with the LITE4NITE illuminated golf balls, football, Wiffle Ball, tennis balls and hockey pucks.
Who Invented the Glow in the Dark Pickleball?
The Glow in the Dark Pickleball was invented by Corky Newcomb from New Hampshire following his previous similar inventions for other sports.
Newcomb is the owner of the LITE4NITE illuminated balls and has been a part of this sports invention industry for over four decades.
According to Newcomb’s LinkedIn profile, he has been a part of the creations of 40 sporting goods and products, which include the following: Automatic Curveballs & Sliders, NITELITE golf balls, footballs, Wiffleballs, tennis balls, pucks, badminton birdies, new LITE4NITE golf balls, Talking Autograph Sports Balls, Tee-Time Golf Ball electronic glasses, Short-Shot golf balls, Big Shot golf balls and Tennis Score Keepers.
Advantages of Playing Glow in the Dark Pickleball
The other question is why play Glow in the Dark Pickleball when the other, regular form is obviously available for pickleball fans. Well, here’s a list of advantages of doing that.
Well, this is the most underrated, if not obvious reason to play Glow in the Dark Pickleball. It is a fun way to get your limbs moving playing pickleball what with a very changed environment from your other, typical way of playing sport.
If you haven’t yet checked out the embedded video above, please do so to get an idea.
As a racket sports fan in general and a pickleball fan in particular, just watching those guys play in the dark make me give up on this article and rush out to do something similar (yep, it’s post 7 pm as I type this!)
No Need for Floodlights
One of the biggest advantages of playing Glow in the Dark Pickleball is its ability to play in the dark but without the need for floodlights at pickleball courts.
We all know how costly it can get to light up even one pickleball court but to do that over an entire club uses a lot of investment, not to mention the amount of energy used.
Glow in the Dark Pickleball reduces those costs.
Easier Climate to Play
While it’s always good to get some sun on your back, some regions in the USA and around the world might not be too conducive to play pickleball in peak summer heat.
Think of the Australian Open tennis competition in January where temperatures often hit more than 100 degrees Farenheit, and you wouldn’t want to be out there playing pickleball under that sun either.
Instead, the better option is to play pickleball after sunset in a cooler climate. The Glow in the Dark pickleball allows that option to those wanting to do just that without the need to erect floodlights during that period.
Protection against UV Rays
Continuous playing under the sun comes with its own challenges including an exposure to UV rays and those could cause problems like sunburns, skin cancer, skin aging, and snow blindness.
Playing in the evening helps pickleball players fight this challenge, giving them an option to mix things up.
Final Words on Glow in the Dark Pickleball
On the face of it, with proper marketing, Glow in the Dark Pickleball could take the world of pickleball by storm in times to come. It is a rather unique way of playing pickleball after sunset without the need to install floodlights and add the fun involved in it, we could be looking at an invention to watch out for.