NW Ohio Communities Picking Pickleball

(Toledo, OH) Four Northwest Ohio communities find themselves in quite a pickle these days.

Pickle-ball, that is.

Swanton, Holland, Sylvania, and Rossford all are the home base for pickleball clubs-- some with enough members to have websites and Facebook pages, too. 

Pickleball is played with paddles and a small plastic ball with holes in it-- on half a tennis court as either doubles or singles. Combining badminton, tennis, and ping pong, just about anyone can play. 

Swanton's group formed in May and has 20 members already. Holland has more than 300 players. 

Sylvania has three outdoor pickleball courts at Centennial Terrace and three indoor courts at Tam O'Shanter with plans to add more. There are six courts across the street from Rossford High School for the Toledo Pickleball Club with beginner's lessons on Monday night. 

The Glass City Classic was played there in late June, now an annual regional pickleball tournament.

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