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In Loma Linda the other day, 85-year-old Loida Medina played a couple of hours of take-no-prisoners pickleball (she’s got a wicked backhand), while Glenn and Jodee Nichols, 94 and 78, went to the gym for a workout.

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It is strongly recommended that all pickleball players wear eye protection when playing.

On Dec. 1, the “The Witches of Eastwick” actor shared a post on Instagram revealing that she sustained a black eye while playing the sport. The post featured three selfies of the 65-year-old actor, one of which highlighted the shiner on her eyelid.

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Merger of Two Largest Pro Pickleball Organizations Is Backed By $50M Investment Led By Private Equity Firm SC Holdings and Financier/MLP Team Owner Al Tylis, Along with PPA Tour Owner Tom Dundon and Various MLP Team Owners.

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There has to be a Sam-I-am in your orbit too, right? Somebody insistent: Do you like pickleball? Do you?

You’ve got to know at least one evangelist pushing America’s fastest growing sport like it was green eggs and ham: You may. You may like it. Try it! Try it!

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The numerous health benefits of practicing sports are well and abundantly documented. However, what you, probably, didn’t know is that some sports are more beneficial than others. Racquet (paddle) sports are, arguably, among the healthiest sports to play.

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Chances are, you already know someone who’s an avid pickleball player. America’s fastest-growing sport—a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping-pong—can be played as either a singles or doubles game, though doubles is typically more popular. 

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There are: Too many leagues. Too many federations. Battling billionaires. Bad behavior. And the growth of a booming sport is on the line.

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Life Time has expanded its brand with the opening of two locations: a pickleball-only location in Bloomington, Minnesota, and its 10th athletic resort in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Faced with a difficult decision at All-Star Weekend -- attend the Tech Summit or play hooky to spend the day with NBA legend Rick Barry -- you can surely guess what this racket sports enthusiast chose.

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The growing number of pickleball players in San Clemente will soon see numerous changes locally to the sport, as the City Council voted, 4-1, last month to implement several measures into the upcoming fiscal year budget.

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San Juan Capistrano May See New Pickleball Courts In Future

Pickleball lovers, rejoice. The City of San Juan Capistrano will consider converting one of the two tennis courts on Camino Capistrano into a pickleball court during Tuesday's city council meeting.

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How Pickleball Won Over Everyone From Leonardo DiCaprio to Your Grandparents

Leonardo DiCaprio plays every day—by his own rules, naturally. “It’s like a free-for-all,” one L.A.-based showrunner confides. Anyone hoping for face time with DiCaprio might end up waiting until he finishes on the court. It’s how things work in L.A. Mortals bide their time while movie star chases plastic ball with friends.


Surf City Pickleball Society works to expand the sport.

Talk with Diana Abruscato, president and founder of the all-volunteer Surf City Pickleball Society of Huntington Beach for any length of time, and it’s obvious how much she loves the sport and wants to be an ambassador. Abruscato has been involved with pickleball since about 2013. In that time, she’s seen the sport’s popularity grow exponentially.


Slam Dink! For many referees, pickleball has become a way of life while traveling with the NBA.

Imagine living in a bubble, playing pickleball every day. Maybe a few rounds of golf, eating delicious food and spending time with NBA players. 


How to get better at pickleball, the fastest growing sport in America.

Pickleball has been around for decades, but its popularity is skyrocketing in 2020. The clever combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong is having its moment as people of all ages are taking their paddles to the court. The best thing about this game is that you don’t need to be a professional to have a great time.

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Is Pickleball the Perfect Pandemic Pastime?

When social distancing mandates struck Daytona Beach, Fla., in April, residents of Latitude Margaritaville quickly gathered the essentials. There were face masks and gloves and cans of food, yes, but also paddles.

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COVID-19 Return to Play – Guidance on Safe Return to Play

When social distancing mandates struck Daytona Beach, Fla., in April, residents of Latitude Margaritaville quickly gathered the essentials. There were face masks and gloves and cans of food, yes, but also paddles.

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Pickleball Mania World Championship Helps Fill Live Sports Void on EPSN3

As sports broadcasters and live-streaming outlets seek to fill the void of live content for fans during the coronavirus pandemic, more fringe sports are finding their way into the mainstream. 

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Pickleball Changed My Life

My name is Stacie. In early 2017, I was a 28-year-old single woman living in West Palm Beach, Florida, and working full-time as a business lawyer, which means that I was available 24/7/365 to help clients buy and sell businesses, enter into multi-million-dollar relationships, and otherwise make money and stay out of trouble.

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Indoor Pickleball Facility Coming to Chantilly

OK, Boomers (and others looking for a little exercise), get ready to pickleball to your heart’s content. The D.C. region’s very first indoor pickleball facility is coming to Chantilly, Virginia.

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Are You Really Retired If You Don't Play Pickleball?

Kathleen Ching is a self-identified “pickleball-aholic.” She’s far from alone. The retired former court reporter hits the pickleball courts in tranquil Hermosa Beach, California, just about every day.

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Why a 72-Year-Old Man Started Teaching Pickleball in Prisons

Roger BelAir is a 72-year-old from Edmonds, Washington. In 2011, he fell in love with a sport called pickleball.

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Pickleball-bar Hybrid Slated for Manchester

When scouting sites in Richmond for their new business idea, Charlottesville residents Barrett Worthington and Megan Charity noticed something about Manchester…

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Local Pickleball Club Gets New Courts

Pickleball association members flocked to Steen Sport Park Thursday afternoon to get the first feel of the park’s six new pickleball courts, which can accommodate 24 players at a time.


Central Coast Living: As Local Pickleball Grows, So Does the Number of Courts to Play on

It’s the fastest growing sport you may have never heard of. Now the local players of pickleball have new dedicated courts to play on in San Luis Opispo.

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Pickleball New Craze Invades Beach Cities

In 1965, three Bainbridge Island, WA dads - Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum, whose children were bored with their usual summertime activities, put their heads together to create the newest craze that is sweeping across the US and Canada.

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Here’s why Hank Haney was at the PGA Show preaching the gospel of … pickleball?!

The most interesting thing I saw at the PGA Merchandise Show wasn't a hands-free push cart, virtual reality goggles or even that hulking robotic swing-groover thingy endorsed by - who else? Bryson DeChambeau. Nope, the most interest thing I saw was Hank Haney playing pickleball.

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