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The beauty of pickleballs is they’re highly decoratable — that is, very easy to decorate. The light, hard plastic, porous balls are perfect for art projects and particularly, ornaments.

North Side Social is the transformation of Till Kitchen, 9633 Prominent Point, into a family-friendly, open-air dining concept featuring pickleball courts, extensive bar selections, indoor and outdoor games.

A frenzy of pickleball fans flooded to and topped the poll asking: What sports or recreational facility do you value the most?

An estimated three million Americans have been swept up into the pickleball craze, but in this quiet rec center in Lakewood, you won’t experience the fast-paced frenzy that is typical in other pickleball settings. You’ll find a moderately paced game — punctuated by laughter and paddle bumps — played by an assortment of people living with Alzheimer’s disease, along with caregivers and friends. We’re playing a simplified version of the game.

The Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Council seeks more details on projected cost, usage of a proposed pickleball center.

f it’s not snowing or raining, you can expect the pickleball courts at Lincoln Park, in Grand Junction, Colorado, to be packed.

Between a Pickle and a Hard Place Adapting_Orange_Ball_Court_for_Pickleball_use April 24, 2015 This editorial appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Colorado Tennis/by Kurt Desautels, Editor Pickleball. Just typing the word makes my fingers chuckle. But despite its rather whimsical name, these days pickleball has become a serious topic for tennis players, providers and governing bodies.

DUFFY HAYES Professional pickleball player Tao Thongvanh poses for a portrait at the Lincoln Park pickleball courts on Oct. 19. MCKENZIE LANGE Lots of tennis courts look pretty lonely these days. But the smaller, modified versions of the courts designed for pickleball — a game like tennis where players use smaller paddles and swat at a […]

Shelby Reardon – Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs pickleball pro Sean Pummill competes in a pickleball tournament in Steamboat on Saturday, July 6. Shelby Reardon STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In the inaugural nationally-sanctioned pickleball tournament in Steamboat Springs, a 14-year-old competed against a 73-year-old, disputing the claim the sport is just for older athletes. A month […]

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The Rev. Tom Abbott is the new pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Salida. He assumed the pastorship Saturday and offered his first service on Sunday. He last served in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area and prior to that in Paw Paw, Michigan, Leadville and North Platte, Nebraska. “My wife, Deb, and I grew…

Take the kids and the dogs to Bear Creek Park – Runners, walkers, equestrians and mountain bikers delight in 10-plus miles of dirt paths that weave through prairie and oak- and yucca-covered knolls. They reach awe-inspiring vantage points, Cheyenne Mountain to the south, the Waldo Canyon burn scar running north. Kelsey Brunner, The Gazette Residents […]

• Pickleball is available at Colorado Springs Pickleball at 1120 Elkton Drive, Suite C, 80907. One indoor court (with an outdoor court surface, as opposed to a gym floor surface) is available from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. daily and by advance reservation only for $5 per player for a 2-hour slot with a minimum of four…

COLORADO SPRINGS – Some Colorado Springs seniors had some extra fun on Friday. The Westside Community Center hosted Senior Health and Fun Day. The day’s activities included group walks, pickleball, lunch and access to health information and assistance. There was also one other big perk. “I think socialization is a large part of what they’re […]

People with a passion talk about groups they love and why social involvement matters Herald Staff Report Monday, May 6, 2019 6:18 AM Durango Diaries, the twice-a-month storyteller series hosted by The Durango Herald, will be held Wednesday. Three Durango residents will talk about why they do what they do for fun – and how […]

Courts recognized for having strong community impact By Erika Alvero Journal Staff Writer Friday, May 3, 2019 3:05 PM The city of Cortez was recently singled out for the pickleball courts constructed at Centennial Park nearly a year ago. The Starburst Award is given out by the Colorado Lottery for “excellence in the use of […]

Laurie Buelow and Ric Ostrom play in a pickleball tournament at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. The Tennis Center has presented four expansion proposals to the Parks and Recreation Commission, which include the possibly of a multi-sports complex.Joel Reichenberger STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The idea of building an indoor multi-sport complex is being spearheaded by […]

Chuck SudoApril 18, 2019 As the sport’s popularity surges, adding pickleball facilities  could be a competitive advantage for senior living providers courting tenants. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, ping pong and badminton, and is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. Nearly 3.1 million Americans play pickleball, according to the USA Pickleball Association’s […]

To increase awareness of and participation in one of the fastest growing sports in America, the USA Pickleball Association has once again designated the month of April as National Pickleball Month. “Pickleball is experiencing unparalleled growth in the United States,” said Justin Maloof, executive director of the USAPA. “By establishing National Pickleball Month again for […]

Eric Brendlinger estimated that “only like two” people from the public attended the Feb. 13 Carbondale Parks and Recreation Commissioner meeting, at which three North Face Park master plan designs were presented. The Parks and Recreation Department director isn’t worried about the low attendance — in fact, he sees it as a sign of a…

It’s a bright fall morning in Santa Cruz County, Calif., and the tennis area at Brommer Street Park is overrun with dozens of people. But they aren’t here for tennis. Instead, cadences of pick-pock sounds fill the air as doubles players — many in their 50s and older — whack yellow Wiffle-like balls back and forth on…