Pickleball opportunities are springing up all over

Andrea Molberg

If you are traveling over the holidays, you may wonder, “Where can I play Pickleball?” This addictive sport has taken off all over the country, so players need not despair. In suburban Minneapolis, for example, the summer courts temporarily situated on an ice rink may be gone, but the local community gym provides play indoors for $3.50 per session. My sister usually plays there three times a week in the winter at about $40 per month, which makes our SaddleBrooke Pickleball Association (SPA) yearly dues look good.

To find out more about places to play when you’re not here, check out the USAPA.org website (even if you are not yet a member) to find locations in every state. Each of the eight USAPA regions throughout the country is experiencing great growth. In September 2012 the number of places to play hit 1500. By July 2016, the number had tripled to over 4500. At USAPA.org you’ll also find pickleball videos to improve your skills, schedules for tournaments across the U.S. where you can be a participant or spectator, plus stories, interviews and tips.

Within SaddleBrooke you’ll find opportunities to try out this popular new sport or perfect your game at SPA demos, clinics and introductory, assisted play and advanced assisted play lessons. Learn more at our very own spa.clubexpress.com.

Find out why people are hooked and enjoy the fun here and on the road.