Pickleball fever fuels proposal for new license plate design featuring Washington's state sport

Proceeds from sales of the plates would be used exclusively by the Seattle Metro Pickleball Association to build and maintain dedicated pickleball courts.

TACOMA, Wash. — Washington currently offers 44 special license plates recognizing the military, colleges, orcas and more, but now a new design is being tossed around in the legislature: a special plate honoring Washington’s rapidly-growing, official state sport of pickleball. 

“It’s pretty cool that it started here in 1965,” said Heather Gelston, a local pickleball player.

Pickleball was created on Bainbridge Island.

Washington Senate Bill 5333 would authorize the new design as an option for drivers.

“I’d get

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