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Anthology Senior Living, CA Ventures’ recently launched senior living platform, has opened Anthology of Mayfield Heights, an independent living, assisted living and memory care facility including Pickleball.

A homebuilder has plans for a new residential community in Cary calling for more than 140 new homes plus pickleball courts.

88-year-old Pickleball player Leurene Hildenbrand is spanning the generations in sports inspiring athletes young and old.

Akron Ohio’s first pickleball courts open — Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan dedicated six new pickleball courts at Waters Park at 169 E. Glenwood Ave. on Oct. 26.

When a life hangs in the balance on a pickleball court, reactions matter. “If asked the day before, I would have responded that I don’t know CPR or what ‘right’ thing to do in a medical crisis.”

Pickleball fans have a new location to play the game. The village of Jackson Center recently installed pickleball courts in the village.

Projects related to recreation, wellness, auto repairs and a neighborhood church are up for review this week by the Mentor, Ohio, Planning Commission. The RockCity Sports project would create a 21,000-square-foot indoor recreational facility in a warehouse space at the back of a 144,568-square-foot multitenant building complex.The applicant proposes three volleyball courts and three pickleball courts.

After years of watching pickleball clubs form in other cities, creating active communities of players in the process, Mitch Dunn and Karen Games decided a Cincinnati-based club was long overdue.

FREMONT – Visitors to Rodger Young Park’s tennis courts will see some dramatic improvements by June, as the city moves ahead with renovation and resurfacing plans in the first part of 2020.

The Rossford Parks and Recreation Department received $46,231 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to renovate a tennis court to pickleball court.

The addition of pickleball is the result of a recommendation in the HRG Master Plan, as well as local support from seniors groups. The game itself has been popular in Florida for some time, and our neighboring towns, Salem and East Palestine, have courts.

Middletown – Pickleball Capitol of Ohio Middletown loves pickleball, and based on the claim they made in the local newspaper, their town has the most pickleball courts in the entire state: 16 total with 2 more on the way. (This is one more than Mentor, OH.) With plenty of volunteer and community support for the […]

How Middletown Became The Pickleball Capital Of Ohio By Ann Thompson • Jul 31, 2019 Eighty-nine-year-old Stanley Volkens (in yellow) and his playing partner, 86-year-old Bill Schaefer, work up a sweat on one of 16 pickleball courts at Lefferson Park. Ann Thompson / WVXU The competition will be fierce beginning Thursday at the 12th Annual […]

Posted Jul 24 Why do people love pickleball? By Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — What’s the big dill about pickleball? The sport, a cross between ping pong, racquetball and tennis, has grown 34 percent since 2014. About 3.3 million Americans over the age of 6 played pickleball at least once in 2018, according to […]

NICK GRAHAM/STAFF Fourteen years ago, Stanley Volkens drove around Middletown and counted 16 tennis courts in public parks, and no one was playing. Volkens called the Park Board and asked if any tennis courts could be converted to pickleball courts. From those humble beginnings, Middletown now proclaims itself the “Pickleball Capital of Ohio.” There are…

By KEN LAHMERSReporter Friday Jul 5, 2019 at 12:01 AM Jul 5, 2019 at 9:53 AM   AURORA — Not only will local residents be able to play tennis on six new public courts starting in August, they will have the opportunity to use the courts for another sport that is becoming very popular. According to Sal Arquilla, the school district’s director of facilities, maintenance […]

Pickleball. Despite its funny name, its popularity in Haywood county is far from a laughing matter. The sport has become a local favorite and what some consider “one of the fastest growing sports around.” Women and men flood the Old Armory and the Recreation Center in Waynesville, ready to take to the court. Those who […]

Jessica Holbrook CantonRep.com staff writer @JHolbrookREP Sunday Jun 23, 2019 at 5:15 PM Here’s the skinny on one of the country’s fastest-growing sports. On a sunny Friday morning, Stadium Park in Canton is filled with the rhythmic thwacks of balls hitting racquets. Members of the Hall of Fame City Pickleball Club fill the park’s dedicated courts, pairing off for friendly […]

Sarah Baker, Sports Reporter HURON TWP. — Much like the sport of pickleball itself, the Firelands Area Pickleball Association (FAPA) continues to expand. The local club that started in 2014 with 12 members playing at Fabens Park has grown exponentially over the past five years. Now there are more than 100 FAPA members who play…

By Betsy Scott bscott@news-herald.com @ReporterBetsy on Twitter Cindy Sullivan, right, of Mentor and Jo Ann Wilson of Concord Township take pickleball lessons at Mentor Civic Center.   The local pickleball scene is being taken to a new level. Mentor Heisley Racquet and Fitness Club, 6000 Heisley Road, will be offering the area’s first indoor space […]

By Roger LaPointe, Sentinel-Tribune Staff Writer PERRYSBURG — Pickleball will be coming to Municipal Park and it will happen at $72,000 less than budgeted. City council passed a resolution 5-0 authorizing the resurfacing of tennis courts and the installation of six pickleball courts from CourtSMITHs for $27,830. The recreation committee had recommended the advancement of […]

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Lucas Gonzales, in Springfieldnewssun.com, writes: Upper Valley Mall could be seeing changes soon with potential new developments planned for March. Although nothing is official at this point, Home Plate Sports Academy announced on Facebook that a sports complex is coming to the shopping center. One of the sports that the mall could house is pickleball,…

Six days a week, the courts at the Salem CenterPlex are packed with pickle-ballers; dozens of them hooked on a game with a funny name. “I think people think, ‘Oh Pickleball, you know. That’s kind of a dumb name.’ But actually it’s just so much fun and it’s harder than people think,” said Nancy Cuffle from Poland….

Scrapped plans to build a band shell, but increased the proposed number of new pickleball courts ….Read the full story