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An association of pickleball devotees envisions a new complex in Platteville, serving as one of the first dedicated outdoor pickleball facilities in the region.

A Topgolf simulator offering virtual driving range and zombie dodgeball games joins new pickleball courts and an indoor dog walking park as uncommon amenities for people living and working in The Avenue redevelopment in downtown Milwaukee.

Eau Claire Parks & Recreation has you covered with new adult activity groups for the fall and winter season. The Hobbs Ice Arena is hosting an adult Pickleball Open Play group until Dec. 20 with morning games from 8:30-10:30am on weekdays, and evening games from 6-8pm on Wednesday and Friday with a drop-in fee of $4.

The Rhinelander Dome is the in final phases of construction.

The McFarland Village Board on Monday, Jan. 27, approved planning services for the pickleball development and the Larson Park hardscape projects.

Pickleball is considered one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S and the pickleball bug has spread to northeast Wisconsin.

Pickleball – a racquet sport that’s on the rise in Deerfield, Wisconsin, and across the country.

RIVER FALLS, Wis.– When four permanently striped pickleball courts were painted on the gym floor of Greenwood Elementary School as part of the school district improvements approved in the 2018 city-wide referendum, the River Falls Pickleball Association (RFPBA) wanted to show its appreciation by donating $700 worth of pickleballs and new Prolite paddles to the school to help move the sport forward in the school district.

The Door County (Wisconsin) Pickleball Club is looking at running tournaments next summer which could draw participants from across the country.

Next spring, Oconto, Wisconsin, residents will again have a place to play tennis, thanks to the Leon H. and Clymene M. Bond Foundation.

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, Community tennis and pickleball players got a preview of a new development for Green Island Park at the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center.

About three dozen players came to compete in the Sept. 10 fundraiser. Taylor Hale photo. https://stevenspoint.news/2019/09/11/pickleball-is-key-addition-to-sowi-classic/

Pickleball “Pickleball” games have been extended through November “or unplayable weather,” said Madison Senior Services Director Sara Keffer. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use paddles to hit a perforated ball over a net. Pickleball games are being held from 9 to 11…

A unique sport is growing more and more across the Chippewa Valley, and in turn, is even bringing in people from across the country.

Pickleball enthusiasts from the Chippewa Valley and across the U.S. will play on revamped courts at an Eau Claire park this weekend, in the fifth year of the city’s annual pickleball competition.

Sheboygan, Wisconsin, city officials are seeking feedback on the park’s:
Possible pickleball courts and a splash pad

Brian Smallcombe, Herzing University student, was awarded a proclamation from City of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett after he helped save a Wauwatosa man’s life in March.

VIDEO: Governor Evers and First Lady Play Pickleball With the People Gov. Evers and First Lady spend Saturday playing pickleball By Michelle Baik  – Aug 24, 2019  |  SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WMTV)– Gov. Tony Evers and the First Lady spent Saturday morning playing pickleball with their fellow enthusiasts. Gov. Evers and First Lady play pickleball Several pickleball courts…

Pickleball and Pizza with Gov. Tony Evers and First Lady Kathy Evers, on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 By Jeff Seisser spsports@hngnews.co The Sun Prairie Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a Pickleball and Pizza with Governor Tony Evers and First Lady Kathy Evers this Saturday at Wyndham Hills Community Park. The event was originally […]

Pickleball organizer shares growth of sport and involvement Paul Schmitt As the city of Sturgeon Bay makes plans for more pickleball courts in the parks, communities around the country are forming organizations to keep up with one of the fastest-growing sports.  Gordon Statz from Royal Oak, Michigan is part of one of the most active […]

Paul Schmitt The battle over the use of tennis courts in the Sturgeon Bay for pickleball play may have a more permanent solution by next year.  Pickleball, the reportedly fastest growing sport in America, has made for long discussions at the recent city council and park and recreation committee meetings.  Mike Barker, municipal services director, […]

The conflict over the noise and use of the outdoor courts at Otumba and Sunset Parks is being addressed by the city of Sturgeon Bay.  Residents near Otumba Park expressed the noise concern of pickleball during the public discussion of the last city council meeting.  Claire Morkin, who lives on Joliet Avenue, […]

• The city of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin recognized the growing enthusiasm for pickleball by agreeing to stripe two tennis courts at Sunset Park to create six pickleball courts. The United States Pickleball Association said 2.8 million people play regularly, and they have an average age of 55. The sport is popular at Otumba Park and […]

Sarah Winkelmann – Jul 15, 2019 EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) — Just because you are over the age of 5, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun at the park. A group of pickleball players are hoping to encourage those of all ages to still have fun, all while getting some exercise. Only five […]

By Dave Newman Jason Driscoll was the second place finisher in the advanced division of the Fun Fest pickleball tournament played at Mary Park on Thursday. Dave Newman / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 4 Marty Engel follows through on a shot during Thursday’s action in the pickleball tournament that was held during New Richmond’s Fun Fest […]

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By Paddy Finnegan Special to Today’s News-Herald   Four strangers walked onto the pickleball courts at Dick Samp Park last month, catching the eyes of several regulars there. New faces appear frequently at the courts. Usually they’re friends or relatives of snowbirds here. They’re introduced around and quickly join the fun. But these four were […]

Pat McKnight, in lacrossetribune.com, writes: Pickleball is coming to Holmen. At its Feb. 14 meeting, the Holmen Village Board approved a request from its Parks and Recreation Department to convert one of its tennis courts to two pickleball courts. “These will be the first pickleball courts in Holmen,” said Mike Brogan, Holmen Parks and Recreation…