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Last updated: August 30, 2017
MIDLAND AREA PICKLEBALL CLUB
There are over 4,000 places to play.
For places to play visit http://www.usapa.org/places-to-play-pickleball/
You can now play pickleball seven days a week in Midland - Sunday and Thursday evenings on six indoor courts at NSSRC, Every day of the week on 4 outdoor courts at Tiffin Park, Monday mornings on three indoor courts at the Midland YMCA, Tuesday and Thursday mornings on six indoor courts and Friday mornings on three indoor courts at the Askennonia Senior Centre.
The goal is to make the Midland area a destination for pickleball where people will take their vacation. Many who go South in the winter look for locations where pickleball is played and how close they can get accommodations.
“There’s something magical about pickleball — that you can have a 30-year-old and an 80-year-old playing the same game at the same time.” ~ Rusty Howes, creator, executive producer and on-air host of the Pickleball Channel at pickleballchannel.com.
In a way, it effectively sums up what pickleball is and explains how its popularity has boomed in the last several years. It’s a sport that can be played by any age group, any gender and any skill level. And it’s not only fun and exciting, but a good work-out too, as many players would attest.
What is pickleball? It's like a meld between ping pong, tennis, racquetball and badminton. You use a smaller wiffle ball, large paddles and a net that touches the ground. It is played on a badminton size court. Legend holds that this peculiar sport earned its name from “Pickles,” the founder’s dog but his wife insists that the name is instead derived from the mixed rowing crews found on pickleboats—a nod to the sport’s hybrid nature."