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The Joy of Pickleball: Stylish 4Joy Paddles Reflect Greenwich Entrepreneur’s Mission

The first inkling of an idea for a new brand of paddles came from the courts where Stacey Cleary and her husband Rich learned to play during Covid. 4Joy was born in Riverside, and the company is on a mission, with an early commitment to donate a portion of proceeds to four charitable organizations. Continue Reading →

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No Joke: Third Annual Pickleball Round Robin Set for April 1

Greenwich Recreation is excited to host the 3rd annual pickleball round robin on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Pickleball is an exciting and popular racquet sport that is a combination of badminton, ping pong, and tennis. The round robin offers players in Greenwich and other local communities an opportunity to have friendly competition on 3 regulation courts at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center. The round robin this year will consist of 28 teams total; 14 women’s teams and 14 men’s teams.

Teams may submit registration starting Tuesday, February 21 to the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center (90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich). Registration forms are available at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, Greenwich Parks and Recreation Office, and downloadable online at www.greenwichct.org. Continue Reading →

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Why Do They Call it Pickleball? “Pickle” Was a Dog

Pickleball caught on in the US after a weekend in the 1960s when a Seattle congressman needed to entertain his family and only had a wiffle ball, paddle tennis paddles, and a badminton court. According to some sources, the family didn’t have a ball so they borrowed the ball of the family dog, “Pickle.” Continue Reading →

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