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 racquet 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.



OUTDOOR COURTS AT THE Y FESTIVITIES SET –  The ribbon cutting ceremony for ICPA’s permanent pickleball courts as well as  GRABA’s new basketball court at the Itasca County YMCA is set for July 18 at 11 a.m. US Bank and Minnesota Vikings officials, along with GRABA, ICPA, and city officials will be on hand to officially open the new courts.  The Outdoor Courts at the Y Grand Opening is set for July 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m..

Outdoor Courts at the Y – Project Update, June 2018  In case you haven’t driven by the YMCA lately, considerable work has been completed already this spring.  Final grading and blacktopping have been completed.  We are still expecting to have the courts fully completed by mid-July.  Are we getting excited or what?On May 24th, we were notified by the U.S. Bank / Places to Play Foundation that the ODC at the Y has been selected as one of their grant recipients for 2018. In our grant application last fall, we requested $25,000.  After reviewing our grant application and coming to Grand Rapids for an on-site visit in March, they awarded us $35,000.  Read more here

Registration is NOW OPEN  for the 3rd Annual LAKES & LOONS PICKLEBALL CLASSIC.  Flyer and entry form available here.  The waiver form here. 

The 2017 Lakes & Loons Pickleball Classic was a great success!!   Medal Winners – List  here  and Photos  here.

ICPA joins Pickleball Central Club Rewards Program ICPA members receive 5% off everything they purchase from . Read more here.