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As executive director of Beverly Bootstraps, Sue Gabriel has accepted donations in a variety of situations. This week marked the first time she got one on a pickleball court.

SOUTHAMPTON — Voters at last weekend’s fall Town Meeting gave the go-head for construction of two pickleball courts.

Shrewsbury Massachusetts’ “inaugural” pickleball match was played on the courts at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School.

Fairhaven MA will have 3 new pickleball courts with 10-ft. high vinyl chain link fence and benches.

Mashpee, Massachusetts pickleball courts off Ashumet Road have drawn complaints from a neighbor.

The Marshfield Recreation Department has space available in their popular adult pickleball program.Offered three nights a week, at South River Elementary on Tuesdays and Martinson Elementary on Wednesdays and Thurdays.

A new 55+ community, the Preserve at Emerald Pines by Toll Brothers Active Adult, will be built in Methuen. This community offers luxury carriage-style townhomes with resort-style amenities. Located in Methuen, just minutes from I-495 and I-93 and adjacent to the award-winning Regency at Emerald Pines, the Preserve at Emerald Pines offers low-maintenance living at […]

By BRAD COLE A Falmouth woman is suing the Town of Falmouth after falling while playing pickleball at the Gus Canty Community Center. According to the lawsuit, Christina Clancy fell while playing pickleball in October 2017. She was hospitalized and required multiple surgeries after the fall. Attorney John C. Manoog III filed a civil complaint […]

The new Thayer Academy Sports Center is officially open, including a state-of-the-art removable turf field atop basketball, pickleball, etc.

The revamped courts are used recreationally by townspeople and groups, with pickleball, tennis and basketball being popular sports played on them.

George Austin – Aug 21, 2019 SOMERSET — Resident Barbara Henson and three other women came to the Playground and Recreation Commission meeting last Tuesday to ask for a place in town to play pickleball. Henson, who lives at 75 Longhill Ave. and has been a resident of Somerset since 1971, said people from 10 […]

By Danielle Ray Item Correspondent Saturday Aug 10, 2019 at 3:00 AM   If you have never heard of pickleball, you are probably not alone. Yet pickleball in the region has become popular in recent years with leagues popping up in several regional towns including Boylston, Clinton, Lancaster and West Boylston. Pickleball players in Sterling are looking forward to the […]

Mayor Thomas Koch greets Norma Baratelli of Quincy as John O’Neil, left, of Quincy, looks on during the Kennedy Center 10th anniversary celebration in Quincy on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. Tom Gorman/For The Patriot Ledger By Shaun Robinson The Patriot Ledger – Aug 9, 2019 The senior center celebrated its 10th birthday Friday. QUINCY — […]

  New Recreation Complex in Sandwich to Begin Construction This Fall SANDWICH – Construction of a new recreational complex in Sandwich will begin this fall, with completion set for late spring of 2020. Located off of Quaker Meeting House Road, the new complex will include two tennis courts, six pickleball courts, and a skate park….

June 17, 2019 – By Amanda Drane, The Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD — Councilors preliminarily approved $35,000 in community preservation funds for a controversial pickleball project on Monday, ensuring the volley over its fate continues. The vote came from members of the council’s Finance Committee, which approved the funds for the project and 11 others as […]

This rendering offers a bird’s-eye view of the proposed design of the new recreational complex in South Sandwich. Plans includes a skate park along with pickleball and tennis courts. Construction on the new skate park and pickleball court complex is slated to begin in September and be ready for play in late spring of 2020, […]

Mike Gleason Daily News Staff @MGleason_MDN Tuesday May 28, 2019 at 10:19 AM May 28, 2019 at 10:19 AM   MEDFIELD – The Kingsbury Club – a fitness facility located at Ice House Road – is in the midst of an approximately $10 million expansion, with club officials hoping to complete the project by the beginning of next year. Armand Janjigian, the chief executive officer […]

Letter: Pickleball facts from our side of net Posted Friday, May 17, 2019 5:15 pm To the editor: The proposed Pittsfield pickleball courts will be located on Benedict Road between the water tower and Bossidy Drive, next to the softball fields at the Doyle Softball Complex. The proposed plot is only 0.3 acres, less acreage […]

High school turf field funding before town meeting voters Donna Whitehead Thursday May 16, 2019 at 9:12 AM EASTON — Renovation of the Oliver Ames High School athletic field, a solar tax agreement and an $85.7 million town budget are among the business before town meeting voters next week. Some $380,000 in Community Preservation […]

Berkshire Mountain Pickleball’s Nicolette McGovern returns a shot. Jake Mendel – The Berkshire Eagle By Jake Mendel, The Berkshire Eagle PITTSFIELD — Some say that the sport received its name from Congressmen Joel Prichard’s dog that would chase the ball around the open badminton court, but others believe Prichard’s wife, Joan, who had a history […]

By Leslie Roda, Special to the Telegram & Gazette Friday Apr 12, 2019 at 8:23 PM Apr 12, 2019 at 8:23 PM   WORCESTER — Over the past few weeks, more than 14 Special Olympics athletes and over 32 Assumption students have participated in a Unified Sports Pickleball League at the college’s Plourde Recreation Center. Wednesday night, Assumption conducted its final pickleball games of the […]

Not many people take on a challenging new sport in their 80s. But Ralph Mondor started playing pickleball at 81 and is still an enthusiastic player as he approaches his 85th birthday. He introduced his daughter, Sue Reedich of Partridge Hill Road, to the game, and she has been working ever since to bring pickleball […]

Pickle Ball: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The West Suburban YMCA hosts drop-in pickle ball in the gymnasium. Cost: $5; free for West Suburban YMCA members.