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By adamg - 7/4/24 - 10:52 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that pickleballers, who have already managed to squeeze out tennis on the courts off South Street, are now trying to muscle out basketball players, too, to the point where elders of the pickleball community are asking the young'uns to show some courtesy and not do that, at least not before 9:30 a.m.

Some relief could come later this year when the city re-allocates one of the four tennis courts at English High for pickleballing.

By adamg - 5/29/24 - 9:14 am

Brookline.News reports town officials are thinking they'll keep clay courts at Amory Park clay for tennis players rather than paving them over so pickleball players could use them as well. Clay courts allow tennis play in the rain and are more forgiving on aging player's joints than paved surfaces, tennis players said in their apparently winning volley. Plus, more tennis players wrote in support of clay than pickleball players wrote to back a hard surface.

By adamg - 1/29/24 - 9:42 am

The Swellesley Report updates us on the town's efforts to find a way to allow pickleball without outraging non-pickleball players. With the week's best pickleball-news editor's note.

By adamg - 12/7/23 - 10:03 pm

Boston Real Estate Times reports the Boston Pickle Club has leased 20,000 square feet of space at 91 Sprague St. in Hyde Park for an indoor pickleball facility - which could open by Feb. 1. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/23 - 1:41 pm

Northeastern Global News interviews Nicole Laffan, assistant clinical professor at Bouvé College of Health Sciences, who says the constant sound of pickleballs being hit is not enough to harm your hearing, although she allowed how it might drive you crazy, especially if you have a headache already. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/23 - 11:50 am

There's some outrage in Jeffries Point this morning, where a city-owned street-hockey rink that the Bruins helped pay to resurface at Porzio Park was overlaid with markings for a new pickleball court - some residents are mad, especially since some people went to play hockey last night and were told it's now a pickleball court.

By adamg - 8/29/22 - 1:01 pm

A fed-up citizen files a 311 complaint about the city courts on South Street in Jamaica Plain: Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 12:02 pm
Brian Weller

Update: Approved.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let a proposed indoor pickleball emporium recreate the best of the Catskills or a cruise ship at an old factory building at Old Colony Avenue and C Street, where patrons could play pickleball, shuffleboard or cornhole, then retire to a cabana to cool down and get something to drink. Read more.

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