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It’s one of the world’s fastest-growing sports, and now it has reached local parks in Cheshire, Connecticut

The Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department announces the addition of two, official pickleball courts now available for use at Christiano Park.

While the only obvious link between pickleball and Parkinson’s might be the alliteration, Team Fox member Lesly Wagner has used the sport to raise more than $42,000 for Parkinson’s research. The inspiration came from Lesly’s friend Wendy, a former Division I college tennis player who was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease in 2012.

Ridgefield’s ardent pickleballers and the Parks and Recreation Commission are again trying to work things out, after a weekly Sunday night pickleball game was canceled earlier in the summer.

By JOHN TORSIELLO | Hartford Magazine | Apr 25, 2019 | 11:30 AM Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in Greater Hartford. (Courtesy of Connecticut Sports Management Group) Hold onto your tennis racquets all you purists and brace yourselves for some shocking news: The fastest-growing sport in Greater Hartford is pickleball. That’s right, the game with […]

Pickleball punch cards have been proposed by players. Are they the solution to the Parks and Recreation Commission’s woes? The PO-ed pickleballers — price-oppressed pickleballers, that is — won a seeming concession from Parks and Recreation officials, but pressed their case with a counter offer. What the pickleballers have been battling is a planned four-year […] MONROE — The Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor indoor pickleball for adults 18 and older in the gym of Monroe Elementary School, 375 Monroe Turnpike. Sessions are from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays, through March 22. Registration is required and limited to eight players per time slot. The cost is $15 for residents…

Ines Granville and Paul Thomson, who met playing pickleball in Old Saybrook (as documented in the Nov. 8 story “Pickleball Court Ribbon Cutting Reveals Love for More than the Game”), had a question for First Selectman Carl Fortuna, Jr. (also a justice of the peace) at the Nov. 1 ribbon cutting for the town’s new…