Category Archives: Pickleball News

GRAND OPENING OF NEW DEDICATED COURTS IN CHANHASSEN AND RICHFIELD

Please join the fun at these two Grand Opening Ceremonies. Four new dedicated courts in Chanhassen and eight new dedicated courts in Richfield. Enjoy great pickleball, food, drinks and refreshments. Mingle with fellow players, local officials, SW Metro Club leaders, Park and Rec VIP’s and local media outlets. Don’t miss it!

Chanhassen: Roundhouse Park; Tuesday, June 20th at 6 pm
6900 Minnewashta Pkwy, Chanhassen, MN 55331

Richfield: Washington Park; Wednesday, June 21, 5:30 to 7 pm
7600 17th Avenue, Richfield, MN 55423

Summer clinics provided by Eden Prairie Community Center

The Eden Prairie Community Center will be providing summer clinics and drills at Franlo Park beginning in June. Three types of sessions will be offered based on skill level. When registering, be sure you’re registering for the appropriate session.

New player clinics: http://swmetropickleball.org/event/eden-prairie-new-player-clinics/

Recreational skills clinics: http://swmetropickleball.org/event/eden-prairie-skills-clinics/

Intermediate drills: http://swmetropickleball.org/event/eden-prairie-outdoor-drills/

NEWLY REFURBISHED COURTS AT GARDEN PARK IN EDINA

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About 25 people came to experience play on the newly refurbished courts at Garden Park in Edina, 5520 Hansen Road. They were most appreciative of the steps taken by the City to provide more quality locations to play pickleball.

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Bob Campbell presented a check for $100 to the City of Edina from the SW Metro Pickleball Club to help offset the cost of four new nets. Accepting the donation are City of Edina representatives, Donna Tilsner and Eric Boettcher, Recreation Supervisors.

Pickleball: One More Step In A Lifestyle Makeover

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After a co-worker suffered a debilitating stroke, and his own doctor warned him about high blood pressure, club member Tracy McKibben made radical diet and exercise changes. Pickleball became a major part of those changes, bringing with it a host of great friends. Read more at http://news.heart.org/17-million-steps-later-minnesota-man-is-on-the-road-to-good-health/