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.
Registrations are now open for the 2019 Lakes and Loons Pickleball Classic Tournament on September 7 & 8 in Grand Rapids, Mn. We’ll be playing on our new permanent outdoor courts as well as newly resurfaced courts at Gussendorf Park . Go to lakesnloons.com for all the tournament and registration information. Now available: online registration and payment. Register early to ensure your participation!
2019 Outdoor Courts at the Y Schedule: Beginning June 1, 2019, the ICPA will begin it’s ODC at the Y summer schedule. A complete schedule is posted at the courts of when the courts are available for ICPA play. Please take a look at the schedule so you know when the courts are available for specific things. Changes may be made to the schedule during the summer and we will keep you updated. Anyone may also reserve courts in one hour slots. Sign up at the Y front desk the day before.
2019 ICPA General Meeting: The date is Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Portage Park, Cohasset. There will be open play from 2-4 p.m. followed by an ICPA membership meeting at 4 p.m. and a potluck at 5 p.m. Bring your own beverage, chair and a dish to share. At the meeting we will be electing new officers. The nominating committee is submitting the following candidates: for vice president-Denny Perreault, secretary-Donna Hartung, director-Jim Martinetto. You must be a current ICPA member to vote on anything at the meeting.
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.