ACCEPTABILITY LEVEL OF PICKLEBALL SPORT IN THE PHILIPPINES
Pickleball sports is described as a combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton, and is considered a popular racquet sport played by individuals of all ages was introduced, as an innovative sport, to the selected public and private Higher Education Institutions from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. However, after the introductory activities, it is unknown if they have accepted the sports. To investigate this question, this research drew on data from the two groups of respondents (N = 30 PEteachers, N = 280 PEstudents). The profile variables of the two groups are determined, to measure the acceptance level. Weighted means are assessed using a 4-point Likert scale. To test the significance of variances, weighted means are used as based scores, with profile variables as factors. The mean analyses showed that both PE teachers and students assessed their level of acceptability of pickle ball sports’ game rules, sports equipment, and facilities as highly acceptable, while sports injuries as acceptable. The test of variances showed that: the PE students’ acceptability of sports’ game rules statistically significantly varies with their (ages and readiness), whereas sports’ injuries vary with their (ages and sports engagement).
Pickleball Sports, Acceptability, Coaching Certification Course, Sports Clinic