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Due to high user demand, residents of Sun City Oro Valley will see the development of three new pickleball courts, estimated to be completed in late summer.
Sun City Oro Valley will soon be home to an additional three pickleball courts, which are expected to be completed later this year. With more than 200 club members, the demand is prevalent during the cooler times of the year.
At a price tag of $290,000, the current bocce ball courts in Sun City Oro Valley will be moved and three pickleball courts will be build in its place.
Vern Lemieux returns a serve while playing a friendly match with fellow pickleball club members Monday morning.
Karen Koch and Bruce Miller, front, compete in a pickleball match with Sharon Miller and Jim Fleischer Monday morning on the pickleball courts in Sun City Oro Valley.
A friendly comradery among players is seen after each game as competitors bump rackets and congratulate each other.
Lyn Mason reacts after getting a shot past one of her opponents.
With what appears to be a Wiffle Ball, an over-sized ping-pong racquet, and a popping sound going back and forth, residents of Sun City Vistoso lined up to play pickleball last week.
Last week I had the opportunity to play a sport I have known about for the past five years but never played. That sport is pickleball.
Carol Ryan returns a pickleball shot while playing doubles with her teammate Judy Hale at Sun City Vistoso last week.
A cartoon pickle holding a paddle with the number two is attached to the gate on one of the pickleball courts at Sun City Vistoso.
Lillian O’Hagan plays deep behind the baseline on the pickleball court at Sun City Vistoso.
Novice pickleball player Randy Metcalf serves the ball as he tries his hand at the popular sport being played primarily in retirement communities throughout the Northwest.
Owning a home has been the traditional American dream, but succumbing to the iron-fisted rule of a homeowners association on a power trip can quickly turn that dream into a nightmare.
The Sunflower Community Association is in a pickle, literally, with a $65,000 contract signed and ready to go to build a pickleball court that most residents voted against in March.
Letters to the editor published in the January 5, 2011, edition of The Explorer.
Raindrops were not about to deter Nini Falconer, Marnie Leach and Betty Pearce from walking down the slight incline of the "beach access" into the mammoth outdoor pool at La Hacienda Club in SaddleBrooke Ranch.
Eileen Berst handles a pickleball paddle with the skill you might expect of a highly ranked competitive tennis player. The backhand is smooth. She can deftly return a short hop. Eileen consistently hits the plastic ball with the paddle's sweet spot.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Eileen Berst says pickleball gives a former tennis player such as herself plenty of conditioning and fun.
Letters published in the Nov. 19, 2008 issue of The Explorer.