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25 Nov 2023

USA Pickleball Unveils First 'Quiet' Product Amid Noise Complaints

Following bans and [complaints over noise](https://www.axios.com/2023/04/07/pickleball-courts-noise-tennis-turf-wars), USA Pickleball has introduced a 'quiet category' for equipment designed to minimize sound. The new category's first product, the OWL paddle, is said to be 50% quieter than standard paddles. This move, which may include quieter balls and other 'quiet' products, is seen as a potential game-changer for pickleball, promoting its growth in a more community-friendly manner. [Source](https://www.axios.com/newsletters/axios-whats-next/)

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