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Pickleball game a hit in Manatee County

(February 18, 2014 Manatee County, FL, www.bradenton.com) Toni Teasdale can’t get enough of Pickleball, a racquet game she plays six days a week at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. “It’s unbelievable,” said Teasdale. “We used to average about 30 people during the winter and now that’s around 110.” Read More…

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Pickleball is exploding in popularity across Colorado

(February 18, 2014 Denver, CO, www.denverpost.com) Snow was falling outside — again — but the gym inside the Apex Center was warm and full of laughter and movement, the “pop” of pickleball loud against paddles. Pickleball is exploding in popularity in Colorado and across the country, in part because of the grassroots effort of people…

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Sun City West Pickleball Center to celebrate grand opening

(February 16, 2014 Sun City West, AZ, www.yourwestvalley) A new 18-court premier pickleball facility in Sun City West will formally open Feb. 28, at Palm Ridge Recreation Center, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive. Read More…

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Everyday Athlete: Pickleball

(February 13, 2014 Portland, ME, www.wcsh6.com) The game of pickleball is making a name for itself here in Maine. Last weekend, more than one hundred fans and players were in Portland for the first sanctioned pickleball tournament, which was held to raise money for Deering High School’s Project Graduation. View Video…

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In Cedar Hill area and beyond, pickleball’s popularity growing among seniors

(Cedar Hill, TX February 14, 2014, www.dallasnews.com) The Cedar Hill Recreation Center introduced pickleball a year ago with one net and two players. Every weekday morning, the sport named after a former congressman’s dog claims half of the gym as enthusiasts volley a perforated ball with large-looking pingpong paddles back-and-forth in a game of doubles….

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Pickleball, Maine’s Fastest Growing Sport

(February ,2014 Portland, ME, www.downeast.com) Reporter Shannon Moss takes a swing at pickleball, a sport championed by Maine senior athletes Anne and Rocky Clark. View Video…

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Pickleball comes to Miami Beach — and you don’t need pickles to play!

(February 7, 2014 Miami Beach, FL, www.miamiherald.com) Meet a group of ladies who stay out of the kitchen — at least when they’re playing pickleball. You read that right: pickleball. It’s a sport that’s gaining popularity from Seattle to Mumbai, despite its name and rules. Read More…

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Winter Sports Spectacular: Pickleball

(February 6, 2014 Champaign, IL, www.illinoishomepage.net) Here in Central Illinois, people are getting into a sport not in the winter games, but the competition involved is just as skilled. WCIA-3’s Erica Quednau checks out a local pickleball club. Read More…View Video…

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Pickleball positively picking up in N.S.

(February 1, 2014 Dartmouth, N.S., www.thechronicleherald.ca) If badminton, tennis, and ping pong had an affair, pickleball would be their love child. The game emerged from the unlikely union of the three racket sports in the 1960s — but it’s seen a recent boom in Nova Scotia thanks to some migratory snowbirds. In fact, some of…

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Pickleball hits Lockerbie

(January 30, 2014 Lockerbie, UK, www.itv.com) When we go on holiday we often come back with souvenirs. But one woman from Lockerbie went to America and came back with a new sport for her and her friends. It’s called ‘Pickleball’ – and now those friends have set up what’s thought to be the first Pickleball…

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