Clinton, Iowa, Pickleball players celebrate new courts

By Jake Mosbach - 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

Pickleball coming to park in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

Mick ZawislakFollow @dhMickZawislak Due to popular demand, Hawthorn Woods is set to become the latest public entity in Lake County to offer pickleball as an activity. Work continues to create a pickleball court atop an existing tennis court at Bridlewoods Park on the west side of town. The project involves overlaying and

A Dilly Of A Deal: Pickleball Gets OKs For Woodland Park Courts, in Chicago’s Park Ridge Park District

Anne Lunde Pickleball will get priority in renovations of the playing courts at Woodland Park, 1200 Western, the Park Ridge Park District Board decided Thursday, May 16. President Harmony Harrington led the discussion, which focused on options to retain some tennis activity or replace tennis with pickleball. There are four tennis courts

Pickleball to grow to another end of town – Sauk Valley, Illinois

Thomas Park to be Sterling Park District's outdoor pickleball hub BY CODY CUTTER 815-625-3600, ext. 5552 @CodyCutter35 Pickleball pro Mike Shears gets some practice in on the pickleball court at Westwood Sports Complex. From left: Pickleball pro Mike Shears, Alberto Weatherby, Efren Diaz, and Isaiah Chattic play pickleball at Westwood in Sterling. STERLING