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.
Phase 2 of Covid-19 Guidelines for Safe Play available here.
Covid-19 has challenged us all to make changes in our lives. The Itasca County Pickleball Association (ICPA) has been working to ensure safe return to pickleball play by coordinating with the CDC, state and city governments, Itasca Public Health and the YMCA. As a result, play will be resumed Monday, May 25th, under the Covid-19 Guidelines for Safe Play (available here) until further notice. Additionally, dates/times of court availability and court monitors will be scheduled through an updated (June 14, 2020) SignUp Genius (here ).
We understand that this is not as appealing as being able to just show up and play with a wide variety of friends but, for now, it is what we are required to do to get back to our sport we so love.
ICPA Donates to YMCA: Don Carlson, ICPA President, Carol Perrott, Treasurer, and Donna Hartung, Secretary, presented two portable pickleball net systems and eight paddles to Nick Hansen, Executive Director, and Kris Bolin, Health & Wellness Director, of the Itasca County Family YMCA. Read more here
Misc. photos from 2019 L&L PB Classic: can be found here