I just learned last year about the sport of Pickleball, which was created in 1965. It’s played at both the amateur and professional level. A couple of years ago, I also discovered the sport of Roundnet, which apparently also has a professional division. I don’t know how old I was when I learned to play Ultimate as that’s another sport invented in my lifetime, and, yes, it seems to have a professional level.
It’s fascinating to me how quickly these new sports have gone pro. Now I’m wondering what other newly-created sports there are and which ones have developed a professional or semi-professional sector. For “newly-created”, let’s go within the last 75 years. And let’s use this template for the answers, if possible:
- Name of Sport
- When created
- Where created
- By whom (if known)
- Where played
- Have you played personally, and at what level?
- Does the sport have a pro/semi-pro level?
Feel free to add other questions to the template.
Thanks to any and all who answer!