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Pickleball Palooza! The Most Popular Sport You’ve Never Heard Of

(Jan 1, 2014 Lynchburg, VA , www.lynchburgliving.com)  Judy Bowman wants to sell you pickleball. A former pro basketball player, Bowman came to Lynchburg to work at Liberty University. Now, as the USAPA (U.S.A. Pickleball Association) Ambassador to South Central Virginia, Bowman brings the same intensity to her chosen sport as she does to her chosen…

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Trying Out a Fun Sport with a Weird Name

For the longest time, I’ve had a hankering for pickleball. You’ve probably heard about this new sport with the weird name. It’s kind of like tennis and kind of like ping pong, played on a court kind of like a badminton court. It’s played with big paddles and a heavy plastic ball. So basically, it’s…

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A New Sport Pickleball Picks Up Momentum in Mumbai

Mumbai, India — When one inches closer to the 40-age-mark, sports like tennis, badminton and table tennis becomes tough to play. Rakesh Mahla, 40, cardiologist and a tennis lover from Bikaner is no different. His body cannot keep pace while playing these games. But thanks to Pickleball, Mahla can now play a sport that is…

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Pickleball Becoming Favorite Sport for Many Baby Boomers

Houston, TX — Baby boomers are famous for ushering in new trends, and although many of them are entering retirement, that hasn’t stopped them. Many older adults have begun playing pickleball as a way to stay active, replacing longtime favorites such as golf and tennis as the go-to sport.  Click here to read the story.

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Heritage Christian School Soon to be Steamboat’s Latest Pickleball Spot

Steamboat Springs — It’s not a sport your local high school is likely to be competing in for the state championship, but the name alone is enough to perk up ears and turn heads. But make no mistake, pickleball is growing in Steamboat Springs, and thanks to a grant from LiveWell Northwest Colorado, students at…

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Pickleball in play as popular pastime

Pouting pre-teens, ping-pong paddles, a patriarch named Pritchard and Pickles the pooch. These things have pooled to produce the planet-sweeping phenomenon of pickleball. Pickleball? I hadn’t even heard of this pastime until my editor proposed this piece. Click here to read more…

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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 plastic 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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