YMCA Pickleball coordinator honored -Wilkes-Barre, PA

From left, are Lauranel Banks, wellness director; Ryan Pollock, volunteer pickleball coordinator; Joe Czarnecki, pickleball ambassador for Luzerne County; and Jim Thomas, executive director of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. Ryan Pollock, volunteer pickleball coordinator for the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, was presented with the 2018 certificate of appreciation for his dedication to

Joplin, MO: Pickleball’s popularity grows rapidly across the area

By Kevin McClintock kmcclintock@joplinglobe.com For a moment, Cathy Wendt struggled to put her emotions into words. “It’s just the most wonderful game in the world” she finally said, flashing a smile. Years ago, while visiting Florida, Wendt came across a game she’d never seen before — a sport named, of all things, pickleball.

Radio Days Pickleball – Montpelier, Idaho

O Radio Days, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Montpelier, is this Saturday, April 27th. The project this year is to raise money to refurbish some of the tennis courts at Wells C. Stock Park. They are unusable at this time and will continue to deteriorate if no improvements occur. The

NH ‘Battle of the Racquets’ raises funds for Pemi-Baker hospice and palliative care

Divas and cowboys competed at ‘Battle of the Racquets’ for Pemi-Baker Community Health’s Hospice and Palliative Care program. (Courtesy photo) PLYMOUTH — ‘Battle of the Racquets,’ the Waterville Valley charity event for Pemi-Baker Community Health Hospice and Palliative Care program, raised funds for local families and caregivers. This year’s competitions took place

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

Could Pickleball be bad for your health?

Punta Gorda Historic District homeowners are urging the City Council to prioritize the health of neighbors over the game. Neighbors that live near the pickleball courts in Punta Gorda have talked about their anxiety and stress, due to the noise. Now, Punta Gorda Historic District homeowners are urging the City Council to

It’s Westbrook, Connecticut’s Turn for Pickleball

Westbrook is preparing to move ahead with pickleball courts on the former site of town tennis courts.  Westbrook pickleball enthusiasts will soon have their own courts, thanks to a $40,000 grant from the Westbrook Foundation and to residents who attended a Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting in late March and