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Alpine Bank's traveling pickleball series ended with an OctoberFest event in Delta. Players from Carbondale to Durango vied for titles in both men's and women's doubles on Saturday, Oct. 1, followed by epic finals in mixed doubles on Sunday.
Local players made their presence felt with Judy Fairchild, Betty Garrett and Rich Garrett all double medaling.
The Grand Mesa Picklers is a growing circle of local friends and newcomers who quickly become friends. They share their enthusiasm for quality of life, for physical fitness activity, and for playing together on a regular basis.
The morning began with nearly 20 players and soon grew to more than 20 enthusiastic pickleball players who were waiting to play this fast-paced game at Bill Heddles Recreation Center.
A local group of players, spearheaded by the efforts of Maxine Behrman, play three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) beginning at 7 a.m. and lasting until 10 a.m. or longer.
One of the fastest growing recreational sports in America is on display at Apple Valley Park.
About 10 to 12 Paonia residents play weekly pickleball games on the tennis courts at the park.
One of the fastest growing sports in America, and the one with arguably the silliest name, has finally arrived in the North Fork area.
Early last week, the North Fork Pool, Parks & Recreation District applied pickleball lines to the surface of Apple Valley tennis courts.
Cedaredge trustees find themselves in the position of playing referee for a contest between local tennis players and a community of pickleball players.
The pickleball players are working to establish their popular new sport using town facilities -- once the preserve of tennis -- and they have asked the town to budget funding of their activity.
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