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Lake Havasu City’s Pickleball Association raised $100,000 through donations and raffles to pay for eight new courts at Dick Samp Park.

As an increasing number of pickleball players swarm the tennis courts this fall, a Scottsdale-based vitamin and supplement company has introduced a new product to help players combat dehydration and cramps.

Taking up pickleball has ushered me into a world I didn’t know existed.

Anthem’s pickleball courts, which opened in January 2019, recently received the American Sports Builders Association Outdoor Pickleball Facility of the Year award. The facility was judged to be the best among all pickleball entries from North America.

SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) is thrilled to announce the beginning of the 2020 fund raising campaign to raise money for the construction of the long-awaited Pickleball Complex in SaddleBrooke

The Fountain Hills, Arizona, Unified School District Governing Board held an open meeting on Jan. 22 where members discussed a terms of use agreement with the Fountain Hills Pickleball Club.

A stroke nearly knocked Bob Lutz out of the game of life. He says a Wiffle ball and paddle saved him.

t’s been an up and down process with infighting, fundraisers and last-minute construction, but the grand opening of Grass Valley, Arizona’s 24-court Pickleball Center is imminent.

Kino Sports Complex’s new $31.2M add-on opens Friday with 12 new fields, 20 pickleball courts, 700-vehicle parking and a 385-team tourney.

He and his wife had planned to retire to the Scottsbluff area, so when Miles found out there was nowhere to play Pickleball, he decided to do something about it before he got here.

Any SaddleBrooke resident is welcome to attend this introductory lesson. The focus of the introductory lesson is to allow people of all ages and skills to have the opportunity to get on the court and play this fun, phenomenal, full of good time’s game.

Luckily, name tags were provided because it was surprisingly difficult to recognize one another dressed in holiday finery in place of clothing compatible with dashing around on a Pickleball court

On Sunday, October 27 the Preserve headed up north to the Ranch Courtyard for a friendly fall ball brawl. The unrest and upheaval in the Pickleball Kingdom turned out to be surprisingly serendipitous.

A year removed from town hall meetings to gather input for renovation of Mountain View Recreation Center, 9749 N. 107th Ave., residents are eager for the project to get started. But they are going to have to wait a bit longer.

By Nancy DowellNov 29, 2019 1 of 2   Photo of Angela Martin, Player Profile.   Why get rated? Ratings provide a marker that guides a consistent and competitive level of play within a club or in a tournament. The Saddlebrooke Pickleball Association ratings range from 2.0 to 4.0 at 0.5 increments. Under the wing […]

Do you hear that? The rhythmic pops. The sounds of laughter in the air. The friendly cheers and high-fives. Those are the sounds of pickleball vacations calling your name!

Pickleball Tournament 10/17/2019 – 10/20/2019 Battle of the Branches – Benefiting The Gary Sinise Foundation Palm Creek – Casa Grande, Arizona visit Welcome Pickleballers: The Military Pickleball Association is excited to offer this fun tournament at a great venue. We are thrilled that this tournament will benefit The Gary Sinise Foundation, which is an…

GILBERT, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Big Point Pickleball ( and IPTPA certified coach Tim Hensley recently offered his newest training manual to those seeking to master the sport of pickleball: “How to Win More Pickleball Matches Under Pressure.” The free e-book details for the first time a never-before-seen system that teaches players how to win more pickleball matches…

Jim Conroy, Special to Tucson Local MediaAug 14, 2019 Bring your binoculars or camera equipment along for guided birding tours from the Town of Marana Parks and Recreation Department.   John Hoffman/Courtesy Tucson Audubon Society August is an exciting time for the Marana Parks and Recreation Department. August means the start of our fall programming […]

Recreation Coordinator Ryan Fruhwirth explained pickleball is increasing in popularity throughout the country, and will return to Kingman within the next few weeks. (Adobe Images) Travis Rains – August 12, 2019 KINGMAN – “You can’t have a bad day playing pickleball,” said City Recreation Coordinator Ryan Fruhwirth, who was excited to announce the sport is […]

Siblings Riley, left, and Lindsey Newman compete in the bronze medal match at the U.S. Open in Florida in April. (Submitted photo) By Jim Waller –                  Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Basketball and tennis helped pay the way through college for siblings Lindsey and Riley Newman. Now the…

By Jorge Encinas Jul 27, 2019 Trey Luglan, left, and Eric Jacobson, center, vice president of field operations with Division II Construction Co., attend the groundbreaking for the new Pickleball Center with GVR CEO Kent Blumenthal on July 16.Bobby Joe Smith Special to the Green Valley News   Green Valley Recreation broke ground on […]

Malia Pomee (left) and women doubles partner Debbie Brown from Ireland won silver medals for the 4.5 level, age group 50+ at the German Open Pickleball Championships from Saturday, July 13, to Sunday, July 14 in Essen, Germany. Pomee uses her success as player to help grow the sport of pickleball within the Prescott community. […]

Prescott is an amazing town where every level of pickleball players can find what they’re looking for. (Courtesy) Prescott is an amazing town where every level of pickleball players can find what they’re looking for, from beginner to advanced, social to competitive, indoor or outdoor, surrounded by spectacular pine trees or solid sun for better […]

By Laura Singleton The Independent Winners of the White Mountains Autism Foundation pickleball tournament held on June 21-22 Dr are, from left: WMAF board president Dr. Tom Barela, Dr. Jonathan Hanridge, Rob Schneider, Mike Wing, Rod Burma and Ezra Borrego, tournament director and WMAF board member. SHOW LOW — A pickleball tournament was held on […]

Yavapai Humane Society was honored and blessed when Sue Brogaard stopped by on Monday, June 3rd to present a check to Executive Director Rich McClish, Director of Medical Services Christine Campbell & Director of Operations Jason Marchesano. The check was for $5,750.70, which was part of the total of $6,381.49 raised through the Pickle for…

By Paddy Finnegan Special to Today’s News-Herald   Four strangers walked onto the pickleball courts at Dick Samp Park last month, catching the eyes of several regulars there. New faces appear frequently at the courts. Usually they’re friends or relatives of snowbirds here. They’re introduced around and quickly join the fun. But these four were […]

Players from Quail Creek’s and GVR’s pickleball clubs are volunteering their time to get the kids at Continental Elementary School excited about learning to play the game. Through the efforts of Larry Friedman, USA Pickleball Association ambassador and Quail Creek Pickleball Club member, a new after-school program gives kids a chance to play pickleball while […]

In Steve D’Amico said it was Annette Wegmann’s idea. Wegmann quickly returned the blame at her follow Bullhead City Council member. Whoever made the challenge, the result was that D’Amico and Wegmann played the first “match” at the city’s new tennis court at Rotary Park. The city celebrated completion of Phase 2 of the…

The Kino South Sports Complex in Tucson may soon include 20 new Pickleball courts