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Pickleball, A Possible Future Recreational Opportunity For Dartmouth

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YinYang via getty images

The sport of pickleball may be coming to Dartmouth!

Pickleball, which is a paddle sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, and was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, in Washington State, by three fathers whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities.

According to South Coast, some of the Dartmouth residents that are involved in a pickleball league in Lakeville are looking for some pickleball courts in their hometown. Recently, a delegation of three pickleball players met with the Parks & Recreation Commission to discuss potential sites for local pickleball play.

The league in Lakeville started about one year ago and has 22 players who take to the courts about five days a week.

Those who play pickleball locally believe that it is time for Dartmouth to add pickleball courts to a list of public recreational sports.  One potential site in Dartmouth would be the two tennis courts at the North Dartmouth Regional Trails complex.

With additional reporting by Sal Lopez

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