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.
5/9/17 – Outdoor Courts At The Y. Project update. Read more at Projects
5/5/17 – Registration now available for the Lakes and Loons Pickleball Classic Tournament in Grand Rapids, MN, September 9-10, 2017. When registering be sure that you send in the registration form (here), the release waiver (here) and full payment.
4/29/17 – ICPA Members Win GOLD. Denny and Deb Perreault win gold medals at the U.S. Open Pickleball Championships in Naples, Florida. There were over 1300 competitors in multiple divisions. Deb and Denny competed against 24 other teams in the Mixed Doubles Skill Group 65+ 3.5 division. After a long day of five tough matches (only dropping one game) they prevailed to win the gold. Congratulations Deb and Denny!
4/18/17 – Recent GR Herald-Review Article. A recent edition of the Grand Rapids Herald-Review (April 16th) featured an article written by Britta Arendt entitled “Courts for Community”. To read more about pickleball, Outdoor Courts at the Y, or the ICPA organization, click Herald Review Article .