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Pregnant Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent‘s fiancé, Randall Emmett Instagrammed: “Won gold in my division, amazing day and lots of hard work, so grateful! Thank you to my coaches who put up with me LOL,” the 49-year-old captioned a photo of himself looking noticeably slim in a pickleball shirt and cap with a gold medal hanging around his neck.

Pickleball now has some outdoor space in Smithfield, Utah.

Sue Astley, a gold medal winner across three different states in pickleball, picked up bowling as a new challenge and rolled her first 600-plus series last week at the Virgin River Bowling Center in Mesquite.

The popularity of pickleball – a slower, somewhat easier brand of tennis – has grown exponentially in recent years, with cities hosting tournaments that bring in tourists. Steve Russell wants Moab to get in on the action.

BYU fosters pickleball growth October 15, 2019 Pickleball instructor Kim Rozier and others play pickleball on a BYU outdoor tennis court. (Elisa Huhem) The USA Pickleball Association featured BYU in its official magazine for being one of the first colleges to offer pickleball as an accredited course. Pickleball is a paddle ball sport that combines elements […]

If you’re planning a visit to Southern Utah, check out the Inn at Entrada for a place to stay. Spa services, brand-new pickleball courts, pools, hot tub, and a stunning golf course, this place truly has it all.

Nov 21, 2019 05:46PM ● By Mimi Darley Dutton Draper’s newest park, sitting on six acres in SunCrest, overlooks Utah Lake. (Mimi Darley Dutton / City Journals) By Mimi Darley Dutton | [email protected] Sitting on six picturesque acres overlooking Utah Lake and the valley, Draper City’s new park in SunCrest has a lot to offer […]

Pickleball is on the rise in Park City, Utah!

Best described as tennis meets ping pong, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in Utah.

The Tournament of Champions, played last week in Brigham City, illustrates a sport at an intersection.

VIDEO: The Popularity of Pickleball Best described as tennis meets ping pong, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in Utah. Deena Marie chatted with Suzee Anderson, who’s been playing for six years, and currently travels the world competing. Suzee says the game is easy to pick up, and a lot of fun right off the…

July 29, 2019 – Ryan Kosteckasports@parkrecord.com A sign posted by Basin Recreation signifies the resurfacing project currently taking place at Willow Creek Park. Tanzi Propst/Park Record It’s been a long time coming. The battle over the available court space at Willow Creek Park between tennis and pickleball players may be coming to a close thanks […]

By Justin Adams | justin.a@thecityjournals.com You’ve probably seen them at a park near your house: miniature-sized versions of tennis courts filled with people smacking a yellow Wiffle ball back and forth. The courts (and the sport itself) seem to have sprung up overnight. If you haven’t played yet yourself, you surely know someone who does. […]

[caption id="attachment_10931" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Eight pickleball courts were constructed at Patriot Park in Saratoga Springs.( Kari Kenner, Daily Herald)[/caption] Though baseball is clearly the dominant theme at Patriot Park with a strong nod toward those who have served and sacrificed for our freedoms, it’s fun to note that it’s not the only type of ball […]

posted in International Pickleball, Tournaments by Laura Pickleball has spread to more locations than ever before, so when you’re on the move and looking for games you can often find a few local courts via sites like the USAPA’s Places 2 Play. That being said, if you’re looking for a more pickleball-specific getaway this summer, there are events that…

Camille H. DennisUtah State University Abstract Objective: This study aimed to examine the effects of a novel, small-court racquet sport, Pickleball, on lower body muscle power and functional performance of older adults, aged 60-75. Background: Physical inactivity in the older adult population is associated with increased risks of falls, chronic illness, and decreased quality of […]