Pickleball

Popularity of pickleball leads to league

Popularity of pickleball leads to league

Steve Nicholson has played racquetball most of his life. He didn’t start playing pickleball until a few years ago after he retired. Now he’s hooked on it. He’s also the captain for the team that plays at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center. Read the full article in the April 19 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Pickleball surges in Navarre

Pickleball surges in Navarre

Terry Gaston had been working out and watching folks play pickleball for a while when his friend invited him to play. Four years later, he is competing with his wife and friends in local tournaments. In fact, several Navarre residents traveled to Destin to compete in the Emerald Coast Pickleball Championships (ECPC) last week. Pickleball […]

Senior Games brings out the best in competition

Senior Games brings out the best in competition

People say time flies when you are having fun. And once again, it’s time for the Senior Games of Pensacola. The event will take place Sept. 8-24 and residents of Santa Rosa County will be among the participants. Cheryl Fox, who works for the City of Pensacola and coordinates the games, said it’s hard to […]

Pickleball players test skills at first tournament

Pickleball players test skills at first tournament

Mildred Hudson plays pickleball every week at the recreation center in Gulf Breeze. On Saturday, she was among the nearly 30 seniors competing in the first ever tournament at the center. “It’s fantastic,” Hudson said. “All of us play recreationally every week, but the tournament is good because it gives us a chance to see […]

Pickleball appeal growing in Gulf Breeze

Pickleball appeal growing in Gulf Breeze

Diane Burns was familiar with the game of pickleball long before she ever came to Florida. “I’m a retired school teacher and taught it in my PE classes in Michigan,” Burns said. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.