What Celebrities Play Pickleball? Here’s Who You Should Know

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Celebrity Pickleball Players

From professional athletes to Hollywood A-Listers, it seems everyone is playing pickleball. Pickleball is a fast-paced sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It’s a great way to stay active and have fun with friends or family members. Here we take a look at some of the celebrities who are getting into the game of pickleball.

Professional Athletes

Many professional athletes have embraced pickleball as an off-season activity for staying in shape and having some competitive fun when not on the field or court. Basketball legend Kobe Bryant was famously photographed playing pickleball in Hawaii with his daughter Gianna during his retirement from basketball in 2016. NFL quarterback Russell Wilson has also been spotted playing while on vacation with wife Ciara and former NBA star Ray Allen and Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez – both big fans of the sport!

Hollywood Stars

Several Hollywood actors have found themselves drawn to the challenge that comes with mastering this hybrid game. Actor Seth Rogen shared his love of pickleball on Instagram back in 2018 when he posted a video featuring him hitting what appeared to be an ace serve over the net – all while wearing an old school tuxedo shirt emblazoned with “ROGEN” across it! There has even been speculation that actor Chris Pratt may play occasionally due to frequently posting pictures related to “pickles” (the small balls used during play).


Pickleball is quickly becoming one of America’s favorite pastimes, attracting players from all walks of life – including some very famous faces! From sports stars looking for something new and challenging when they’re off season; to Hollywood elites looking for a bit more action than their usual games night; there’s no doubt that this unique blend of racquet sports will continue growing its fan base among celebrities far into the future.