West Virginia News

On a hot summer morning in late June, Jim Case thought he’d ride home in his vehicle after playing pickleball, but he didn’t.

At last Tuesday evening’s Parks Commission meeting, a net, or “trial balloon,” was set up at Hollowell’s skateboard park and a wiffle ball was lobbed across the net as several park commissioners began to play.

CLARKSBURG — Even a summer heat wave couldn’t keep pickleball players off the newly renovated courts at Veterans Memorial Park in Clarksburg. The unique sport (described as a fusion of badminton, tennis and table tennis played with a whiffle-style ball) has gained quite a bit of momentum among North Central West Virginia residents as it […]

A dog named Pickle and a lack of badminton equipment led to the creation of a sport that has become a favorite pastime of seniors and small children alike. The roots of Pickleball can be traced back to 1965, when according to the American Pickleball Association, Joel Pritchard and his family could not find any […]