Pickleball pioneers in Arizona Traditions laid groundwork for game’s growth

(November 30, 2016 Surprise, AZ, www.yourwestvalley.com)

The Arizona Traditions active adult community is not the birthplace of pickleball. That would be Bainbridge Island near Seattle — all the way back in 1965. It is not where the game began in Arizona, or even in Surprise. But the spark for the game’s explosive growth was lit by a small group of pickleball pioneers in this gated community in the northwest corner of the Northwest Valley. Read More…

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