S7 E1: How Pickleball Became America’s Hottest New Franchise Opportunity, with Joe Sexton

Join The Wolf as he sits down with Joe Sexton, President of Ace Pickleball Club, to discuss the booming popularity of pickleball and the exciting opportunities it presents for franchise owners. Discover why pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America and how it brings people of all ages together.

Joe shares insights into the real estate aspect of pickleball clubs and the strategic partnerships that can drive success and talks to Wolf about the unique challenges and rewards of starting a franchise from scratch and how Ace Pickleball Club has positioned itself for rapid growth.

From the importance of community to the potential for NCAA scholarships, Joe explores why pickleball is here to stay and why it’s more than just a trend. If you’re interested in the world of franchising or the future of sports, this episode is a must-listen.


00:00:00 – Franchise Financial Aggregator with QuickBooks

00:05:11 – New Franchisees Acquire NJ.com

00:12:39 – Rapid Growth in Development Pipeline

00:20:55 – The Risks of Big Franchise Deals

00:24:41 – Ace Pickleball Club’s Acquisition Journey

00:33:09 – Challenges of Developing an Emerging Franchise

00:36:33 – The Growing Popularity of Pickleball

00:49:47 – The Power of Pickleball Community

00:54:18 – Pickleball and NCAA Scholarships

01:00:50 – Discover Ace Pickleball Club Online

01:02:10 – Check Out Ace’s Growth!


Learn More About Ace Pickleball: 

Website: https://www.acepickleballclub.com


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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sextonjoe/


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