Middletown finds its sports niche as the ‘Pickleball Capital of Ohio’

NICK GRAHAM/STAFF Fourteen years ago, Stanley Volkens drove around Middletown and counted 16 tennis courts in public parks, and no one was playing. Volkens called the Park Board and asked if any tennis courts could be converted to pickleball courts. From those humble beginnings, Middletown now proclaims itself the “Pickleball Capital of

Pickleball courts coming to park in Perrysburg, Ohio

By Roger LaPointe, Sentinel-Tribune Staff Writer PERRYSBURG — Pickleball will be coming to Municipal Park and it will happen at $72,000 less than budgeted. City council passed a resolution 5-0 authorizing the resurfacing of tennis courts and the installation of six pickleball courts from CourtSMITHs for $27,830. The recreation committee had recommended