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Over the past four years, local pickleball interest grow from handful of diehard regulars to a large group of that plays outdoors at Doogan Park, in Orland Park, Indiana, from April through October.

Greenwood’s new downtown fieldhouse will be a year-round recreational and fitness center for residents, flexible for multiple sports including pickleball.

FERDINAND — It’s approximately 7:30 a.m. on a chilly December Tuesday. The sun is just peeking over the horizon, but Mike Hemingway is bright and early at the Tri-County YMCA, setting up nets in the gym.

No, he doesn’t have volleyball or badminton nets. Hemingway and a host of others are getting ready to play pickleball, one of, if not the fastest growing sports in America. The sport has been going strong at the Y for three years. Hemingway, who has Parkinson’s disease, has reaped the benefits of it since he began playing in August.

Steve Euvino Times Correspondent GRIFFITH — It’s a combination of table tennis and badminton, played on a smaller tennis court. If you have a wiffle ball, specialized paddle and a pair of tennis shoes, you have all you need to play pickleball. Military veterans can learn the game’s basics free of charge for the next […]

“Unfortunately, there are no outdoor public pickleball courts in Carmel, and Carmel has been slow in addressing the demand for pickleball,” Perkins said. “As a premier city, Carmel needs to include pickleball as a major attraction.”

Click on the photo above to launch a special web presentation with easy-to-read text and additional photos. Story by Candy Neal Photos by Marlena Sloss The Tri-County YMCA never completely shuts down. In the wee hours of the morning, before the doors officially open at 5 a.m., exercisers are using the Ferdinand-based facility’s workout room, […]

The game — a cross between tennis, racquetball and ping-pong — has been one of the fastest-growing sports in the country the past few years, especially among older Americans. Even though I’m The Times’ fitness experimenter-in-chief, I had never tried it. Until now.

Kelly Park is a bit of a hidden gem in the Warsaw, Indiana, Parks system, but we don’t want it to be the ‘best kept secret in Warsaw’ anymore.

Fort Wayne Pickleball Association treasurer Sandy Uptgraft has seen not only the sport of pickleball continue to grow across the city and the country, but the age gap between the youngest and oldest players contin

Workman also showed off the lower gym, converted into seven pickleball courts as of July 1. She said the YMCA has hired a pickleball expert and is offering lessons. A Pickleball Scramble is planned for Sept. 21, and the courts are often in high demand, with teams waiting for one to open up.

First founders tournament marks 50-plus years of Pickleball on Bainbridge Island By Luciano Marano Saturday, August 31, 2019 8:30amSPORTS It’s good to be king — of the court, specifically. Barney McCallum was greeted like a rock star as he signed autographs and posed for photos with players and fans of pickleball, the sport he invented…

August 15, 2019, by Colby Thelen WATCH THE VIDEO COLUMBUS,Ind. – At just over 100 years, Donner Park is the oldest park in Columbus, but it’s a new sound that’s getting all of the attention. Every week, in folding chairs and good spirits, dozens of people line up for their chance to play Pickleball. The […]

VIDEO – Terre Haute’s New Pickleball Courts

By Larry Rusk | Special to The Sun-Commercial Sun-Commercial photo by Jenny McNeece | Gregg Park will be the site of a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on Saturday celebrating the unveiling of six new, first-class pickleball courts. Mayor Joe Yochum, Steve Beaman, superintendent of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, and project manager/pickleball player […]

VIDEO Published: Jul 8th, 2019 – 5:27pm (EDT) INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Pickleball is no longer simply your grandmother’s favorite sport to play. There’s a national organization called the The United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA) and a worldwide group known as the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP). In November, the sport has a […]

By Rebecca R. Bibbs | CNHI News Indiana Jun 10, 2019 Rebecca R. Bibbs | The Herald BulletinJanet Mann, who came with her family for her husband, Jeff Mann’s birthday, prepares to serve in a pickleball game Sunday at the Anderson Township field house.   #inform-video-player-1 .inform-embed { margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; } #inform-video-player-2 .inform-embed […]

  GRIFFITH — Len Sporman used to be an avid racquetball player, taught it for many years. But later in life, after his joints started breaking down, he went into a self-proclaimed funk. Then, three weeks ago, he tried pickleball. “I got a sweat,” the 70-year-old Dyer retiree said. “It reminded me of my younger […]

By Jose Juan Ruiz Sports Writer Madisonville has its very own pickleball standout. Last week, Hopkins County resident Cheryl Tucker stole the show at the 2019 Indiana State Games Fit and 50 tournament in Evansville, taking the women’s title and being part of the pickleball mixed doubles runners-up team. “It was a great feeling,” […]

By DARRELL SMITH – Pickleball and tennis events at Roberts Park are postponed for an indefinite time after someone drove through the playing courts early Thursday. It appears a vehicle came southbound on Beeson Avenue and ran through a stop sign on East 30th Street, into the park, and then through the tennis and pickleball courts, according to Connersville Police […]

A game of pickleball at Cyntheanne Park in Fishers, Ind., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Fishers resident Steve Cage recently donated $63,000 to Fishers Parks & Recreation and the Fishers Parks Foundation for the addition of two new “challenge” courts, geared toward intermediate and advanced players. (Photo: Jenna Watson/IndyStar) Janet Bluming picked up a pickleball paddle […]

View Slideshow 2 of 3   What’s the fastest growing participation sport in America? Pat yourself on the back if you said pickleball. GLT correspondent Willis Kern has more with one of the country’s top pickleball players, who visited Bloomington-Normal recently. Listen Listening… / 6:56 An excerpt of GLT’s interview Listen Listening… / 13:39 GLT’s […]