Pickleball players make a pitch for doubling Mankato, MN, courts

By Mark Fischenich mfischenich@mankatofreepress.comPickleball enthusiasts — including Jane Huang and Kyle Snay — are exceeding the available courts in Mankato, and the local Pickleball Association is asking the city to double the number at Tourtellotte Park.MANKATO — The big-ticket items in a feasibility report on possible Tourtellotte Park improvements all

Pickleball Is Making a Comeback at Minneapolis Cider Company

Turns out this sport pairs well with a craft cider Gina KarowJanuary 14, 2020Gina Karow playing pickleball at Minneapolis Cider Company. Courtesy of Chris KarowI thought I would hate pickleball. There, I said it.On Christmas Eve—yes, you read that right—my family and I were invited to Minneapolis Cider Company for a private

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

More and more players find pickleball to their taste

By PETER COX Minnesota Public Radio News Dec 26, 2019In this Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019, photo, three pickleball courts are filled with players at the Lynnhurst Recreation Center in Minneapolis. The game is a hybrid of racket and paddle sports, with a net that looks a lot like a tennis

Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser Success With Pickleball

Wage Hope My Way fundraisers used some very creative ways to honor family and friends in 2019.Jeff Christman passed away earlier this year and his vast network of family and friends honored him in a truly unique way with the First Annual Jeff Christman Pickle Ball vs. Cancer Invitational. The event raised more

More and more players find pickleball to their taste

Peter Cox - Minneapolis - December 23, 2019 4:00 a.m.From left, Mike Collins, Marty Plitnick, Sharon Larson and Walter Rhodes touch paddles at the end of a pickleball game Wednesday at the Lynnhurst Recreation Center in Minneapolis. Rhodes enjoys the game because he says it combines "all the ingredients of

Minneapolis Cider Company Opens Pickleball Courts

The cidery is the first and only Twin Cities taproom to also house pickleball courts.by Natalie Hall - December 13, 2019 - Courtesy of Minneapolis Cider CompanyMinneapolis Cider CompanyWho would have thought that pickleball and fermented apples would pair perfectly? The co-owners of Minneapolis Cider Company, that’s who.“We really wanted