The purpose of the Itasca County Pickelball Association (ICPA) is to promote the sport of pickleball throughout the greater Itasca County area, to facilitate the use of the pickleball courts and equipment, make rules and regulations for their optimum use and to foster goodwill, sportsmanship and fellowship among its members.
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Pickleball. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children’s backyard pastime but quickly became popular among adults as a fun game for players of all levels.
The 2019 Lakes and Loons Pickleball Classic Tournament was held on September 7 & 8 in Grand Rapids, Mn. This tournament was another highly successful event thanks to good weather, new courts, great play and super sportsmanship. Look for: Results: here Winner Photos: here
You may also go to lakesnloons.com for more of this years tournament information.
Misc. photos from 2019 L&L PB Classic: can be found here
OUTDOOR COURTS AT THE Y –After a successful funding campaign and through the efforts many, many people, the Itasca County YMCA is now home to six permanent, enclosed pickleball courts in addition to basketball and four square courts. The courts are now open.