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Needham catches the pickleball bug

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Over the past five years, per NBC news, pickleball has grown in popularity. The COVID-19 pandemic has exponentially expanded global awareness of pickleball, a game first played in the 1960s in England, and it now seems to be to 2022 what “Pokemon Go” was to...

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Bird Park now prepped for pickleball

The group warmed up before playing a game by rallying back and forth with no points being scored, which explains the pickleballs strewn all over the court.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If you’ve been to Bird Park lately to play a tennis match,...

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Seniors serve, volley at pickleball

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday, October 22, six Sherborn residents drove to the community tennis courts on a cold morning to participate in a sport called pickleball. Due to previous rain outs, this past session was just their second meeting with the new group. “It’s actually really fun,” said Town Recreation Administrator Kristina...
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Pickleball picks up speed in Walpole

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Pickleball has been around since the 1970s, but it has just begun to creep into Walpole. In December, Walpole Recreation created sign-ups for two different times to play the game. Both twelve-week sessions filled up within days, showing the department just how popular pickleball is. Sara Hootstein, the Program...
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