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.

 

Striving For Excellence

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.

 

Announcements

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the 2021 LAKES & LOONS PICKLEBALL CLASSIC, September 11 – 12th!  The ICPA is working on tournament plans while remaining mindful of COVID-19 status. Go to the new tournament website:  lakesnloons.com   for all the information. The website also offers online registration and payment (PayPal) in addition to player info, lodging and contact info.

ICPA Members Support of the YMCA’s Annual Campaign.  Read more here.

Covid-19  challenges us to make the necessary changes in our lives for the safety of ourselves, our family and friends.

Although the OUTDOOR COURTS AT THE  Y are now closed for the winter, the ICPA continues to work with the CDC, state and city governments, Itasca Public Health and the YMCA to ensure safe pickleball play.  As a result, we are now able to sign up to play pickleball on the INDOOR COURTS in the YMCA under the Covid-19  Guidelines for Safe Play  (here) as we did for the outdoor courts. Also, we will again be using SignUp Genius ( here ) to view dates/times of court availability or to schedule a play time and court monitor.

2019 Lakes and Loons Pickleball Classic Tournament: Results:  here    Photos:  here   

Misc. photos from 2019 L&L PB Classic:  can be found here

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