PICKLEBALL: Dinking it up indoors, in Alton, Illinois

AdVantage November 7, 2019 The Alton Parks and Recreation open pickleball program has been moved indoors. The first-year program will have open play at the gymnasium of the Catholic Children's Home at 1400 State Street until March 2020. Pickleball will be played from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m.-noon on

Clinton, Iowa, Pickleball players celebrate new courts

By Jake Mosbach jmosbach@clintonherald.com - Aug 21, 2019 CLINTON — With a number of eastern Iowa and western Illinois pickleball enthusiasts on hand Wednesday afternoon, city officials held a ribboncutting for the Riverview Pickleball and Sand Volleyball Complex. Sitting south of the Riverview Swimming Pool, the complex features eight pickleball courts with

Edmonds man brings pickleball passion to prisoners

August 10, 2019 Roger BelAir teaching Pickleball to inmates at the Cook County Jail in Chicago. (Photos courtesy Roger BelAir) A background in professional public speaking came in handy back in 2017 when Edmonds resident Roger BelAir stood before a wall of men in prison garb at Chicago’s Cook County Jail. “They

Pickleball & Oak Park, Illinois, make for a good match

Over 200 players have picked up the burgeoning sport in town Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 (L to R) Nathaniel Powell, Rush Oak Park Hospital; Lynne Casey, Rush Oak Park Hospital; Kassie Porreca, Park Board Commissioner; Karen McMillin, pickleball organizer; Sandy Lentz, Park Board President; Jan Arnold, Park District Executive Director at the ribbon

Pickleball Comes to Alton, Illinois

Photo by Theo Tate Melissa Batchelor makes a return during a pickleball game on June 20 at Gordon Moore Park. Almost 50 years after playing quarterback for the Alton High School football team, Dennis Hammond found a new sport this summer -- pickleball. After a month, he's hooked with it. "I come here and

Huge Turnout For Hillsboro, Illinois, Pickleball Tourney

The MoCo Pickleball Club hosted the 2019 MoCo Summer Classic Pickleball Tournament June 8-9 at the Hillsboro Sports Complex. Tournament directors were Will Adkins and Kayla Crawford. Seventy-two players from six different states gathered to compete, tripling the number of players in last year’s tournament. Of the 72 competitors, ten belong