Which group is more valuable? Rec ball players or Speed ball players?
In pure business sense, Rec ball players. They come in droves, every 2 hours in large groups. Compare them to the flashy Speed ball players who come in 1 big group but leave in 1 big group.
So no contest. In pure business accounting, it's the Rec ball players that give paintball fields their bread.
From a marketing perspective, I'll vote for Speed ball players for being more valuable. An average Rec ball player will play about 2x in his whole lifetime. He might organise a single game for his friends, before moving on. A Speed ball player in Singapore might spend between $1000-2000 / year honing his skills. On top of that, he brings in more players, both into the Speed ball arena, as well as recreational play.
Who then, is more valuable?