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The Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) will feature Las Cruces’ own nationally ranked pickleball player, Laura Smart, as guest conductor during one piece of the Saturday-night performance. Smart said she has had three baton lessons in preparation for her conducting debut.

LAS CRUCES — In putting together the design for a new sports complex on the East Mesa, the name of the game was teamwork. The complex, which will feature eight pickleball courts, is still in its master planning phase. 

Albuquerque has some of the largest dedicated pickleball court facilities across the country, and best of all, they’re mostly free!

Hannah Grover, Farmington Daily Times, July 27, 2019 Farmington, Bloomfield and San Juan College have pickleball courts. Here is a brief description of the growing sport. FARMINGTON — The City of Farmington plans to spend nearly $69,000 to transform the tennis courts at Brookside Park into pickleball courts. “Instead of having three tennis courts, we’ll […]

Dianne L. Stallings, Ruidoso News, July 23, 2019   Pickleball advocates push for dedicated pickleball courts, citing the sport’s big benefits for Ruidoso. Dianne L Stallings, Ruidoso News Courts offer sports for all ages and skill sets To accommodate the growing interest in pickleball and the continuing dedication to tennis, a new complex opened last […]

[embed][/embed] The sport of Pickleball has become the newest sport that is picking up interest across the country. The sport is a mix between tennis and badminton. There are a number of individuals playing the sport here in New Mexico.

Last weekend, I played in the second annual Aaron Gifford Memorial Pickleball Tournament. It was fun. Met many enjoyable people from 11 different states, on two beautiful New Mexico spring days, and ran around a lot. Healthy exercise, and a chance for local pickleballers to play with referees and strict rule, and play game after […]

Listen to the tape Commentary: Aaron Gifford bristled a little bit at the word “youngster.” Gifford was one of three local players who Laura Smart had arranged for me to meet with in the fall of 2017 for a story about pickleball. I didn’t specifically request that she include at least one younger player, but […] – Watch the Video! Members of the Ruidoso Pickleball Club have been active in the Ruidoso area and other parts of  Lincoln County for nearly a decade. The club is active all year and its membership is growing. Pickleball is a game that can be enjoyed by both young and old, said club spokesman Alison Baker. The rules…