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Updated: Aug 12, 2019
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Grab a paddle! Pickleball has juice in Lake Oswego
To highlight the sport to the community, the Lake Oswego Pickleball Club is hosting an exhibition at George Rogers Park
On a Tuesday morning inside the newly renovated George Rogers Park pickleball facility, a lengthy line of paddles imbuing a tapestry of colors and brands rest against a fence a few feet away from the white lines that constitute the outer edges of the courts.
The former tennis courts were converted to pickleball just a couple months ago. Yet, on that morning and many others, 24 players were simultaneously embroiled in six matches while the hanging paddles represented the number of players waiting to play. Pickleball is said to be one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. But its rise in Lake Oswego might be particularly pronounced.
"There's been incredible, almost unbelievable growth," Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Director Ivan Anderholm said.