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San Diego, California: While the Friday night lights of high school football are dimmed for the time being, the same cannot be said for the pickleball courts in Del Cerro.

Atascadero’s pickleball club has begun fundraising and has raised over $42,000 in pledges, funding, and labor and materials donations. The four proposed courts would be built to the right of the existing outdoor basketball courts located behind the Community Center. The City Council agreed to contribute $150,000 to the courts.

On Nov. 12, Pacific Highlands Ranch community members, in San Diego, California, reviewed two proposed designs for a new park in Pacific Highlands Ranch.

How do you tell someone who’s 75 they have to wait five years more?” Reynolds asked. “We want something now. To wait doesn’t sit well.” Pickleball growth at Rossmoor, in Walnut Creek, California, is opposed by tennis players.

Residents who live near the Cedar Rose Park pickleball courts are asking the city to remove the courts.

A year after paying $27 million for a Montecito compound, the power couple have just sold it for $33.3 million.

Pickleball appears to be gaining a following in Seal Beach, particularly at the Tennis Center.

Matt Long Nov 04, 2020 4:00 PM If you’re looking for a little bit of exercise and fun while meeting new people, pickleball might be the sport for you. Fun for all ages and skill levels, pickleball is a sport on the rise in terms of popularity. The Folsom Pickleball Club, started in 2018, has…

Coachella Valley nonprofit Palms to Pines Parasports, will offer pickleball for people with physical disabilities in Palm Desert, Riverside County.

In her latest house flip, Ellen DeGeneres is parting ways with Salt Hill, her Montecito oceanfront estate. It’s not just one big, hulking mansion either: it includes a Pickleball court!

The Canyon Lake Pickleball Club’s October theme was dressing up and while in costumes competing in Pickleball matches.

If you’re searching for a court to play a game of Pickleball in Orinda, look no further than the Orinda Community Center Park Tennis Courts

Oh boy! Pickleball is starting to take over in Chula Vista. At least… at one park.

You’d pay up to have a pickleball court at home, wouldn’t you? Especially since it has 9 bathrooms!

Since it was first played back in 1969, pickleball has quickly taken the world of sports by storm. 

Life is changing and school programs need to be willing to try new things like pickleball.

Ridge and Murphy founded “PB&Jelly” this summer during the coronavirus pandemic. Their company sells pickleball-themed hats and visors and yes, “PB” stands for pickleball.

KidWorks in Santa Ana is inviting women to pick up a paddle and play in its first Women’s Pickleball Tournament to benefit KidWorks Campus Crash, in Newport Beach on March 27, 2020.

Instagram Celebrity The former wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals on ‘Today’ show she suffers stress fracture after injuring her foot during a game of pickleball with her one of her sons. AceShowbiz – Chris Pratt’s new mother-in-law, U.S. newswoman Maria Shriver, is sporting a walking boot after injuring her foot during a game of pickleball. […]

The second greatest Golden State Warrior won a gold medal over the weekend.

Rick Barry, who probably meant more to the Bay Area than any NBA player not named Steph Curry*, was awarded a first place in the Pickleplex pickleball tournament in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Grab your paddle and head out to the new Pickleball courts at Arnold Cypress Park, 8611 Watson Street.

For NewFit Sports, based in Larkspur, CA, donating pickleball paddles was a way of spreading joy and giving back to the sport they love.

SAN MARCOS — It’s been said that pickleball is the fastest growing sport you’ve never heard of, but don’t tell folks that who have been playing it for years.

Mandy Harnoy, 52, lost more than 100 pounds in about 15 months, which she credits to her newfound love for playing pickleball

At 6:30 a.m. every morning, two leaf-blowers are humming at Bouquet Canyon Park. One of them is held by 61-year-old Ted Norris, a sponsored, and very dedicated, pickleball player. The leaf-blower dries the court and removes any debris that might clutter the area. Sometimes, when the court is dirty enough, he brings out the squeegees.

Savannah Bonifay, right, joins pickleball players at the Worthy Park courts in Huntington Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) By Brian E. Clark – Dec. 6, 2019   What is pickleball anyway? The sport, according to the USA Pickleball Assn., was invented near Seattle in the 1960s when the children of several families became […]

Jett Joyner, 13, of Huntington Beach, keeps his eye on the ball as he plays pickleball, a paddle sport for all skill levels, at Worthy Park in Huntington Beach. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) By Brian E. Clark – Dec. 6, 2019 But for a broken leg from a surfing mishap, Diana Abruscato of […]

Pickleball enthusiast Lois Tuey Jessica Pons for Money [See more photos at:] Are You Really Retired If You Don’t Play Pickleball? Paul Schrodt November 22, 2019 Kathleen Ching is a self-identified “pickleball-aholic.” She’s far from alone. The retired former court reporter hits the pickleball courts in tranquil Hermosa Beach, California, just about every day. […]

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 Interest Growing in Desert by Sophia Moralio The game of Pickleball began in 1965 off the coast of Seattle on Bainbridge Island. Kids complaining about nothing to do prompted three fathers to come up with a game that anyone can play. “It’s really easy to learn pickleball and get a good workout and make new…

Kodi Bell, ReporterNovember 8, 2019With this new year, comes the arrival of a substantial amount of newcomers to Venice High. Freshman students get introduced to teachers, and teachers get to know their students.  There is a select number of new teachers beginning to teach for Venice High. The first teacher is Mr. Steven Hosohama. He teaches […]

An underused horse arena at Torrey Pines Park would be demolished to make way for four pickleball courts.

A happy-go-lucky spirit flooded through the Mountain Communities last Saturday as the very first Pickleball in the Pines Tournament (a joking title used on the sidelines) exploded with color and fun onto the Pine Mountain Club tennis courts.

Pickleball players scored a victory after San Clemente, California, voted to make space at San Gorgonio Park for the growing sport

HANFORD, California — Pickleball. If you haven’t heard of this game that’s growing in popularity every day, you will.

Volunteers worked last month to clean up around the Mt. Shasta Resort’s tennis courts and plan to convert one of the courts into a pickleball only court. Contributed Photo Sep 9, 2019 The current plan is to convert one of the four tennis courts to four pickleball courts, said Waller. Statistics show that on the […]

This week Dick stopped by the Monon Community Center to find out what all the fuss was about pickleball. He got a chance to play with a pickleball enthusiast Ralph Fowler, who was celebrating his 90th birthday.

When Bill Follet retired after nearly two decades as a judge on the Del Norte Superior Court, he was quick to find another court assignment.

For the past few months, La Cañada resident and business owner Bill Koury has led a small but passionate phalanx of seniors who’ve lobbied the city on a very important issue — bringing pickleball to La Cañada Flintridge.

PLAY BALL: It’s all smiles in the local Pickleball community these days. Nancy Hennefer, the Lodi Pickleball Club coordinator, reports that the tennis courts at Kofu Park have been resurfaced and four of them have been painted and converted to Pickleball courts. But that’s not all. The city will also be resurfacing the tennis courts […]

Come join us!  EVERY day we play on temporary courts whilst permanent courts are under construction.  All ages and abilities are welcome. 

COME PLAY!! Visit the website New location – Pacific Beach Tennis Club (PBTC)!! San Diego Pickleball has a new ‘home’ at the Pacific Beach Tennis Club (2639 Grand Ave) – a little gem open to the public right off I-5 and neighbored by the Mission Bay Golf Course and the Mission Bay High School. […]

Pickleball push is on in Atascadero Pickleball lines are visible on the outdoor basketball court at the Atascadero Community Center (photo by Camas Frank) Club members have drafted a layout and fundraising documents (photos submitted) Posted Aug 23, 2019 ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Pickleball Club has launched a fundraising drive in earnest, hoping to raise […]

Lake Forest approved a contract to begin building the 6.3-acre Portola Park at the corner of Glenn Ranch Road and Saddleback Ranch Road (Courtesy of the City of Lake Forest). By Jeong Park | | Orange County Register August 23, 2019 A $4.1 million contract has been awarded to build a 6.3-acre park for […]

Marian Pasela – Aug 23, 2019 at 12:01 AM   Ken Brummel-Smith and Cheryl Wimpey were a great team on the weekend of Aug. 11 and went far in 3.0 mixed doubles, all age groups combined. Although they didn’t take the gold, two Mount Shasta pickleball players held their own and had a chance against much younger players in the […]

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The Canyon Lake Pickleball Club invites Canyon Lake junior and senior high school students to apply for its $500 scholarship. The applicant must be involved in giving back to the Canyon Lake community. Applicants are asked to write a one page (600 words or less) description of the community service they provide in Canyon Lake […]

August 6, 2019 Photo by Raiza Giorgi By Katie Terou SYV Star Intern The Santa Ynez Valley’s pickleball club has been playing at a public gym for nearly three years, but increased interest in the sport has locals pushing for the construction of community courts. The group’s members vary in age, gender and ability. David […]

A game of pickleball in progress at Albany’s Ocean View Elementary School. Photo: William Lundquist Pickleball has landed in Berkeley, with four new dedicated courts set to open at Cedar Rose Park this weekend. The courts replace a tennis court close to Hopkins Street that hasn’t been used in years due to damaged ground surface. […]

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