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It was a historic weekend for Kanis park in Little Rock, Arkansas, as it held its first pickleball tournament in history.

In 2018, the chance to have her second knee replaced with robotic technology – would forever change her life.“ I saw the commercials for the robot and it said it would give me a shorter recovery time and it did,” she says. About five years ago she picked up the sport Pickleball and was afraid this second surgery might stop her game.

August 20, 2019 at 4:00 a.m. – Photo by Tanner Newton Vince Signorelli, left, teaches Kay and Wayne Moore how to play pickleball at Kimery Park Saturday. A tennis clinic and a pickleball clinic were held at the newly remodeled George Caristianos Tennis Center at Kimery Park Saturday morning, and experienced players and teachers were […]

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by Becca Martin-Brown | July 21, 2019 at 1:00 a.m. NWA Democrat-Gazette/J.T. WAMPLER Pickleball players keep the tennis courts at Walker Park in Fayetteville busy on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Fans of theater in Northwest Arkansas most recently saw Kate Taylor Williams in turn-of-the-20th century bustles and brocades for her role in the Arkansas Public […]

Danville finds pickleball court is finally complete Sean Ingram, 7/5/2019  DANVILLE — The Danville City Council learned during its regular meeting June 20 that the pickleball court is complete. James Dreher of Landmark Engineering reported bathrooms are almost finished, and Blackstone Construction will finish the parking lot when it comes to the city to work…

.tnt-restrict-img-ddf2c75e-9687-11e9-bd48-6719ef859fd5 { max-width: 760px; } Posing for a photo are Jasper pickleballers, from left, Janice Neville, Joan Miller, Judy Schenk, David Schenk, Wanda Phillips, Shirley Willis, Kim Cowell and Ginger Turnbull. Some older adults were on the tennis court at Bradley Park, but they weren’t playing tennis. They appeared to be playing doubles, but they […]

posted in International Pickleball, Tournaments by Laura Pickleball has spread to more locations than ever before, so when you’re on the move and looking for games you can often find a few local courts via sites like the USAPA’s Places 2 Play. That being said, if you’re looking for a more pickleball-specific getaway this summer, there are events that…

By Jadyn Watson-Fisher / Times Record / With pickleball expected to make its debut at Chaffee Crossing later this summer, questions about the sport have increased. The Western Arkansas Pickleball Association has created a guide to the sport, which is a combination of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. According to the guide, the sport is…

By Jadyn Watson-Fisher Times Sunday May 26, 2019 at 12:01 AM   Pickleball is coming to Chaffee Crossing after the Fort Smith Board of Directors passed a memorandum of understanding with the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority. It passed 4-1 on Tuesday with an abstention from Ward 4 Director George Catsavis. Ward 3 Director Lavon Morton was absent. FCRA will […]

By MISTY CASTILE / Social media correspondent Posted May 7, 2019 at 12:01 AM Sun and fun were the watchwords the weekend of April 26, as the Hot Springs Pickleball Club hosted the inaugural tournament on the new DeSoto Family Recreation Pickleball Courts. 238 registered players from 15 states played through approximately 50 brackets in almost 500 matches. Friday featured…

By Jadyn Watson-Fisher Times Sunday Apr 14, 2019 at 12:05 AM   Fort Smith is in a bit of a pickle as it determines how to handle the local pickleball club’s need for facilities and its thriving tennis center. Debby Thomas spoke at the April 2 town hall to promote awareness of the sport. She told the Board of […]

Fayetteville residents have a new place to play pickleball. A city crew recently painted regulation pickleball court lines on both tennis courts at Walker Park, located at the corner of South College Avenue and 15th Street. From the city: Pickleball is a family-friendly court sport, played with a perforated plastic ball, like a whiffle ball, […]