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Sun City West embraces pickleball tournament

(March 10, 2014 Sun City West, AZ, www.abc15.com) People, dogs, and even a pickle mascot have flocked to the courts to take part in the 3 day “Fun in the Sun” Tournament in Sun City West, AZ. View Video…

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Playing pickleball with relish

(March 2, 2014 Kona, HI, westhawaiitoday.com) Pickleball has earned the distinction of being one of the fastest growing sports in North America, built a loyal following of devoted players across the globe and has even carved out a niche in the West Hawaii sporting community. Read More…

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Weird name, fun game

(March 1, 2014 Winnipeg, MB, www.winnipegfreepress.com) Pickleball may be popular among Winnipeg’s senior set but don’t be fooled into thinking it draws participants more used to the pace of shuffleboard or lawn bowling. Larry Ladyman, for example, is a former Manitoba badminton champion who represented this province at the national championships multiple times during the…

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Pickleball continues to gain fans as a year-round sport for all ages in the south metro area

(February 25, 2014 Minneapolis, MN, www.startribune.com) Is life one humdrum day after another? If so, pickleball is the cure for you. Have you drifted into a sedentary lifestyle, wanting to get into shape and get rid of those extra pounds, but just can’t take that first step? Pickleball is just what the doctor ordered. Read…

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County boasts two national pickleball champs

(February 23, 2014 Clark County, WA, www.columbian.com) The rat-a-tat-tat sound of plastic balls flying from paddle to paddle reverberates around the Club Green Meadows gym as addicts get their fix. It is pickleball night at Club Green Meadows, where accomplished athletes are joined by racquet sports rookies for a few hours of reflex-challenging fun. In…

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Pickleball Sweeps BCS…What is it?

(February 23, 2014 College Station, TX, www.kbtx.com) It’s a combination of ping pong, badminton, and tennis. And it’s gaining in popularity. If the game looks confusing, don’t worry. The USA Pickleball Association has a website packed with information for players and those who are just curious. Read More – View Video…

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Pickleball courting growing popularity

(February 21, 2014 Normal, IL, www.pekintimes.com) Carol Drake loves a variety of sports and regularly played racquetball until foot surgery made the pace a bit challenging. Then a couple of years ago she saw a demonstration of pickleball at Four Seasons Health Club. Drake tried it and was hooked. Read More…

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‘Pickleball’game to make local debut in Cutler Bay

(February 19, 2014 Cutler Bay, FL, www.communitynewspapers.com) A relatively new sport of special interest to seniors has made its way to South Florida and will be part of Cutler Bay’s Senior Games in March. Mitchell Ball, who lives in the Hallandale/Hollywood area, is bringing the sport to Greater Miami for the first time. “It was…

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Pickleball craze sparks building at Arizona RV parks

(February 18, 2014 Phoenix, AZ, rvdailyreport.com) RV parks and resorts across the Sunbelt, empty nesters and retirees are abandoning tennis in favor of pickleball, an easy to learn, senior-friendly sport that requires hitting the ball over a net, but in a small court that doesn’t require nearly as much running around. “Pickleball is amazingly popular,”…

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Pickleball gaining popularity all across South Florida

(February 18, 2014 Boynton Beach, FL, www.sun-sentinel.com) It wasn’t exactly love at first sight, but Delray Beach residents Josh and Harriet Kalin fell in love with a unique paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, racketball and table tennis, a game that few people in southeastern Florida had ever heard of. Now, two years…

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