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Inaugural pickleball tournament in Osoyoos gets rave reviews from many visiting players

Close to 50 players from across the Okanagan Valley and beyond competed in the tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Michael Carter, the founder of TOPE and avid pickleball player who is trying to promote the sport across the province, said he was thrilled with the response to the first tournament held in the South Okanagan….

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LEC Visitors Give Variety of Sports a Try

Pickleball was all the rage Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. Racquets in hand, kids and adults tried the unique sport, a hybrid between tennis, ping pong, and badminton. They bounced a whiffle ball back and forth over a lowered net during the Township of Langley-hosted Try It! Fair held inside the LEC’s Building B….

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Pickleball Makes its Club Debut at Utah State

Wallace Brazzeal, president of the Logan Pickleball Association, instructs the class. He said he is extremely excited about the school’s efforts to reach out to the sport, which was added to the curriculum to broaden the the variety of activities USU offers to its students. Click here to read more…

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Pickleball a Growing Trend in Wyoming County

(October 25, 2013 Warsaw, NY www.mywnynews.com) They assemble one evening on the tennis courts at the Perry Village Park, a soft but hollow sound filling the air as the ball connects with a paddle and flies over the net. But something’s different. Those aren’t tennis racquets, that’s not a tennis ball, and the two-person teams…

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Get in on the Pickleball Craze

(October 26,2013 San Luis Obisbo, CA www.centralcoastactive.com) Fun, social and active sport takes SLO County by storm Pickleball was once called “the fastest growing sport in the country you’ve never heard of.”  Not anymore. This very fun, very social, very ‘active’ game has grown exponentially since it was first introduced in 1965. Click Here to…

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Pickleball Takes Center Court – Sportsmanship Overcomes Competition

Pickleball Takes Center Court – Sportsmanship Overcomes Competition (Oct 18, 2013 St George, UT, www.thespectrum.com) The pickleball athletic community is a unique one to say the least. For starters, participants are more than supportive to one another while their supporting friends and family members mingle with the other spectators during competitive matches. Now make no…

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In The News Pickleball Has Seniors Coming Out For The Fun (Oct 18, 2013 Stafford, VA, www.freelancestar.com) It’s a gloomy October morning in Stafford County and, while most people are stuck behind desks at school or work, four senior citizens are engaged in a rousing game of pickleball. Although they take each game very seriously,…

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Introducing Pickleball to Mid-Missouri (V)

COLUMBIA – The Missouri Tigers were not the only team playing last Saturday. The Columbia Pickleball Club hosted a tournament. The tournament took place in the parking lot of Shakespeare’s Pizza to try and attract new members. Click Here to See Video.

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Pickleball Netting a Growing Number of Fans Across North America (V)

(Oct 15, 2013 Toronto, ON, www.thestar.com) James Alberga has a warning for newcomers to the sport of pickleball. “Pickleball is very addictive,” he says, taking a break between games at Milliken Park Community Recreation Centre in Scarborough to chat. “Once you start playing it, you’re going to want to play every day.” Click here to…

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Pickleball has Seniors Coming Out for the Fun

(Oct 18, 2013 Stafford, VA, www.freelancestar.com) It’s a gloomy October morning in Stafford County and, while most people are stuck behind desks at school or work, four senior citizens are engaged in a rousing game of pickleball. Although they take each game very seriously, the players also encourage one another and share laughs. Click Here…

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