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By Steve Korby
Pine Knot News 

In pickleball, a sport for all ages

 

May 31, 2019

Most people like pickles. Whether it's genuine dill pickles or kosher, sweet, bread and butter, or Gherkin ... nearly all have a favorite pickle. But for a growing number of Cloquet and Carlton County residents, their favorite pickle would be a game called pickleball.

And it has nothing to do with pickled cucumbers.

Pickleball is a relatively new game. It originated in 1965 in the backyard of a home in a suburb of Seattle called Bainbridge Island. Several gents came home after a round of golf and their children were restless and wanted an outdoor game to play. They had a badminton court se...



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