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. 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.

 

Announcements

 

ICPA Members Do Well at Duluth Inaugural Gitchi Gummi Tournament!  Read more here

LAKES & LOONS PICKELBALL CLASSIC – 2018:    Photos here      Results here 

OUTDOOR COURTS AT THE Y FESTIVITIES  –  The ribbon cutting ceremony opening the ODC at the Y took place on July 18th and this was followed by a successful Grand Opening celebration on July 28th of the six permanent pickleball courts  as well as the basketball and four square courts now located at the Itasca County YMCA . Several speakers acknowledged ICPA member Bob Holycross for his coordinating efforts of all parties and partners involved in this project.

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