Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard is joining the pickleball tour in 2024. But she is not retiring just yet.
Bouchard joins a growing list of tennis players opting to play on the pickleball tour. Recently Sam Querrey and Jack Sock joined the Professional Pickleball Tour (PPT).
While the PTT’s prize money is low compared to tennis, the league is offering signing bonuses to bring top tennis players to pickleball. They are probably hoping that some tennis fans will come to the sport along with the tennis players.
For struggling tennis players and those on the verge of retirement, pickleball is a lucrative option. The sport is also easy on the body and has less travel since pickleball is concentrated in a few countries.