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 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.
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.
The ICPA continues to work with the CDC, state and city governments, Itasca Public Health and the YMCA to ensure safe pickleball play. You can now signup to play indoors or outdoors at the YMCA. Also, we will again be using SignUpGenius to view dates/times of court availability or to schedule a play time and court monitor.
Misc. photos from 2019 L&L PB Classic: can be found here