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The new Hawk center in Farmington Hills Michigan will include 10 outdoor pickleball courts.

An Marquette Michigan professional tennis instructor recently added the designation of certified pro pickleball instructor.

A friendly game of pickleball turned into a story of heroism for two men in Twin Lakes. When their competitor collapsed on the court, they jumped into action.

On any given day Morey Courts is a cacophony of sounds echoing and reverberating throughout the sports complex. Yet, if you listen closely, underneath that chaos is the hallmark sound of an unlikely sport rising to popularity: the hollow ping of whiffle balls against a paddle. The sport: pickleball.

GRAND RAPIDS — As a result of a recent fund raiser, the board of the ICPA (Itasca County Pickleball Association) determined that a share of its proceeds should be re-invested in the Itasca County Family YMCA.

|by Lonnie Huhman , lhuhman@thesuntimesnews.com | Wolverine Pickleball wants to set up shop off of Metty Drive, just north of Ann Arbor Arms, in Scio Township with the aim of being a destination for a sport that is quickly gaining in popularity. During her presentation to the Scio Township Board on Oct. 22, Christy Howden, […]

IMLAY TWP. — Locally, pickleball enthusiasts can play indoors two days a week at the Lapeer Rec Center. Elsewhere dedicated pickleball courts are found in St. Clair County’s Clyde Township and Macomb County’s Shelby and Clinton townships.

Players use the new court for a game of pickleball. (WLUC Photo) By Alyssa Jawor |- Aug 23, 2019 IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) – A growing sport in Iron Mountain now has new courts people can play the game on. Four new pickleball courts are located on the 800 block of East Stanton Street for […]

By Jackie Harrison-Martin jmartin@medianewsgroup.com; @JackieMartin22 on Twitter Aug 21, 2019 Requests for pickleball courts in Woodhaven have been granted by the Parks and Recreation Department. Photo courtesy of the city of Woodhaven (Facebook) Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save   The Woodhaven Parks and Recreation Department has made it possible to hold court in Civic […]

Registration Dates Open: 08/15/19 Closed: 10/15/19 Tournament Dates Starts: 11/01/19 Ends: 11/03/19 Cancellation Dates Cancellation Deadline: 10/28/19 Location Hartland Education Support Service Center 9525 Highland Road (M-59) Howell, MI 48843 Registration Player’s age as of: 12/31/19 Minimum Age of Player: 19 Early Registration Deadline (Received by): 08/31/19 Final Registration Deadline (Received by): 10/15/19 Membership required […]

Matt Sisoler Daily Telegram Sports Writer @lenaweesisoler Aug 8, 2019 On Thursday afternoon, former Adrian, Ann Arbor Huron and Ypsilanti Lincoln tennis coach Jim Johnson presented Greg DuMars, representing the Lenawee Pickleball Club, a check for the $505 raised by the third annual Maple City Invitational, at the offices of the YMCA of Lenawee County. […]

BOYNE CITY — Pickleball players will soon have more options to play the increasingly popular tennis-like game in Boyne City. At its regular semi-monthly meeting Tuesday, the Boyne City City Commission approved a request from city public works and parks director Tim Faas to convert one of the four courts at Rotary Park from a…

Jul 11, A team playing pickleball. Alyssa Jawor – July 13, 2019 NORWAY, Mich. (WLUC) – Yoopers pickling against Alzheimer’s took place Thursday at Marion Park in Norway. Pickleball combines the elements of tennis, ping pong and badminton. The fundraiser drew people from all around the Upper Peninsula. 16 teams with two people per team […]

https://www.woodtv.com/eightwest/eightwest-takes-on-pickleball-fastest-growing-sport-in-the-country/ by: eightWest staff – Jun 28, 2019 Some say it’s one of the fastest growing sports in the country, Pickleball! You’ve probably heard of it, because of its catchy name, and chances are you probably know someone who plays it. It’s fun and it really appeals to people of all ages and skill levels! West […]

Video: Pickleball fast becoming the new competitive sport among seniors Author: Valerie Lego – June 24, 2019 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Anyone up for a game of Pickleball? It’s one of the fastest growing fitness trends especially among seniors. The Grand Rapids Pickleball Club is one of the most competitive in the nation and they’ve […]

CADILLAC — The “sports sensation that’s sweeping the nation‘ has made its way to the Wex. Andy VanAlst, who is responsible for the quote printed above, started a pickleball program in March as a way to generate more interest in the Wex. Pickleball is a game that resembles a cross between tennis and ping pong,…

Lake Effect Traveling Team Builds Pickleball Community and Competition

You’re never too old to keep your brain and body moving. This is why seniors are spending their afternoons picking up a friendly game of pickleball or shuffle board. The Traverse City Senior Center is giving seniors the opportunity to get outdoors, get moving and be social. Ron Put says, “Pickleball is one of the […]

David Veselenak, Hometownlife.com Published 11:56 a.m. ET May 6, 2019 A pickleball clinic was held April 30 in Livonia. David Veselenak, hometownlife.com Athletes looking for a unique way to have fun at Livonia’s Compton Park this summer will only need to bring their bread-and-butter A-game. The city of Livonia expects to bring six new pickleball […]

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 […]

“Just so you know, this is an old person’s sport. But we’ll go easy on you.” Welcome to nearly every conversation I encounter before competing in one America’s fastest growing sports: Pickleball. Pickleball is a fun, active paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and pingpong. To recognize the sport, April has been designated […]

There’s an old business saying that gloats ‘deals are made on the golf course,’ but for Jake Owen and Kid Rock, deals are apparently made — during pickleball? Owen and the Detroit cowboy teamed up for a song — “Grass Is Always Greener” — on Owen’s forthcoming album Greetings From… Jake (out March 29), but the […]

William T. Perkins (231) 439-9353 wtperkins@petoskeynews.com Petoskey, Michigan: City optimistic about pickleball plans PETOSKEY — Petoskey is moving forward with plans to build two pickleball courts at Riverbend Park. If all goes according to plan, officials expect the cost to taxpayers to be minimal, due in large part to grassroots efforts from local enthusiasts. Earlier…

Photo courtesy of Chad Craig grossepointenews.com – The Park recently cut the ribbon at its new pickleball courts at the Lavins Activity Center. From left are councilmembers Jim Robson and Barb Detwiler, Mayor Bob Denner, Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Robert Klacza, Mayor Pro Tem Daniel Clark, Parks and Recreation Supervisor Chad Craig and councilmembers…

Town planners have developed plans foe dedicated Pickleball courts in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan – Read all about it