Las Cruces, New Mexico, Symphony concert features pickleball star

Posted Friday, February 14, 2020 3:30 pm By Mike Cook The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) will feature some unique elements during its pops concert this weekend in Atkinson Recital Hall in the New Mexico State University Music Building, 1075 N. Horseshoe.Maestro Lonnie Klein and the orchestra will be joined by the

Pitch Perfect: After successful heart surgery, Dexter dynamo is back to active lifestyle

By Sally Owen ~ SoutheastHEALTHSponsored Content Saturday, February 8, 2020After successful heart surgery, Dexter resident Sheila LeGrand is back to pitching horseshoes with her husband and traveling to tournaments across the country. Photo by Lyle WhitworthSheila LeGrand is not one to sit still for much more than a nanosecond. That's why she

Home court: Ephrata native returns to lead parks department

Josh Johnson, newly hired recreation supervisor for the city of Ephrata, in the pickleball court he created by Columbia Ridge Elementary School.by Charles H. Featherstone Staff Writer | February 5, 2020 11:17 PMEPHRATA — Pickleball.“It’s the fastest growing sport with those over 55,” said Traci Bennett, the director of community services

Pickleball for Parkinson’s: From Passion to Progress

No two Team Fox fundraisers look the same. That’s because they stem from the unique ideas and interests of the dedicated individuals and teams behind them. For example, while the only obvious link between pickleball and Parkinson’s might be the alliteration, Team Fox member Lesly Wagner has used the sport to raise more than $42,000 for Parkinson’s research.The inspiration came from Lesly’s friend Wendy, a former Division I college tennis player who was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease

Repeating Ourselves

Kathryn White on January 31, 2020Simplified Pickleball at Whitlock Rec Center (photo: Jan Pelton Photography) by Kathryn White Mark caught the yellow plastic ball with his left hand, bounced it a few times against the floor of the court, held it out to serve, then paused a moment. He looked at me,

Why some Nova Scotians are getting hooked on pickleball

Sport picking up players and fans as it grows across the provinceAnne Cogdon playing pickleball  Lesli TathumBy Lesli TathumJanuary 31, 2020Anne Cogdon doesn’t regret switching her tennis racket for a pickleball paddle.Cogdon took up pickleball after injuring her shoulder playing tennis a few years ago. She said she stopped playing for

Family travels across country for pickleball

Gary Curreri - Sun Sentinel Correspondent Jan 24, 2020Michael Niss, 57, of Parkland, returns a shot during the third annual pickleball tournament at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. (Gary Curreri)Pickleball has become a family affair for a Parkland family.Michael and Daniella Niss took up the sport about four years ago

Pickleball exploding in popularity

By KAMIE STEPHEN Star-Herald - Jan 5, 2020 Lisa Downey prepares to swing at a pickleball as it flys toward her during a game at the Carpenter Center on Monday. Lisa likes that the sport introduces her to new people.During his career, Mike Miles’ goal was to improve lives through recreational

“Pickleball refreshes the mind, relieves any pent up emotions and help in developing a fresh outlook…….”

Poulomi Kundu“Pickleball brings a positive outlook to life. It refreshes the mind, relieves any stress or pent up emotions and helps in developing a positive and fresh outlook everytime I play……” Elaine ShallcrossDOB:                          10th July 1955Place of Birth:           Manchester EnglandResidence:                 Longridge LancashireFirst Club:                  Hua Hin International Pickleball Club,

Building pickleball courts, booking bands rank among homebuilder Robert Rademacher’s priorities

Jeff Ostrowski @bio561 Dec 31, 2019 at 2:53 PMAfter a stint with a rival builder in Atlanta, Rademacher in September joined Palm Beach Gardens-based Kolter Homes as president.Robert Rademacher’s varied career has included everything from running a jackhammer to selling new homes to serving as mayor of a small city.In recent years, he helped Kolter

Players find Pickleball a way to stay in shape

By PETER COX Minnesota Public Radio NewsDec 30, 2019MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Walter Rhodes retired six months ago after several decades working for Ramsey County. Pretty quickly, he found a hobby."Now that I'm no longer working, I need to keep busy and keeping busy is playing pickleball and having a lot

The Preserve Court Jesters

Preserve residents Kris Prass, Linda Cornish, Lori Shafer and Gary Simpson gracefully losing a little ball squall to the wicked wind of the north. By: Ann LangeOn Sunday, October 27 the Preserve (Units 42, 43 & 45) headed up north to the Ranch Courtyard for a friendly fall ball brawl.The unrest

Woman in a pickle finds her answer

Game helps with tremendous weight lossBy The Acorn Staff | on December 26, 2019By Ian Bradley ianbradley@theacorn.comBEFORE AND AFTER—Mandy Harnoy, 52, lost more than 100 pounds in about 15 months, which she credits to her newfound love for playing pickleball—plus a few adjustments to her food plan.

Pickleball player ‘totally, hopelessly addicted’ to sport

Gary Curreri Dec 20, 2019Jay Barbour, of Boca Raton, returns a shot during the third annual pickleball tournament at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. (Gary Curreri/Contributor)In two short years, Boca Raton’s Jay Barbour has fallen in love with the sport of pickleball.“It is the most inclusive and friendly community,” said