Pickle ball is the fastest growing sport in the nation. While it is very popular with seniors, it is enjoyed by people of all ages.

During the past few years Walker has become known as a pickle ball town. There are presently seven indoor courts at the Walker Area Community Center and it is not uncommon to have more players than space available.  Players travel from Nevis, Akeley, Longville and Hackensack to play.

To help address this growing sport, the Walker Park Board presented to the council a plan to add three outdoor courts at the City Park that was approved.

Pickle ball enthusiasts will host an official opening and celebration of the courts July 22.

Dedication Day events

11 a.m. — Official opening and celebration of the courts.  

Noon to 2 p.m. — Pickle Ball clinic for interested current and prospective players, presented by Merlin Dressel and local players.

4 to 6 p.m. — Second clinic for additional interested players.

The public is invited to attend all or part of the celebration and participate in the clinics.

Dressel has arranged for attendees to enter for a chance to win a new Pickle Ball racket.

For more information you can contact:

Merlin Dressel, (320) 249-4484

Jeff Hagen, (320) 266-0377

Dave Cochran, (727) 433-0121

Char Moore, (630) 399-8978

Jed Shaw, (218) 838-2116

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