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Pickleball sees surge of interest in Pacific Northwest


Last updated 8/19/2017 at Noon

Rick Young (front) works to score another point for himself and teammate Mark Weber

Called the fastest growing sport in America by NBC News, pickleball is expanding especially rapidly in the Pacific Northwest.

Todd Cort has been witness to the surge in pickleball’s popularity during his nearly 13 years as recreation supervisor for Edmonds.

“We had players asking about leagues, so we purchased brand new equipment and started leagues, fairly small to begin – 15 to 20 people – and over the years we’ve grown substantially,” Cort said.

Edmonds’ Frances Anderson Center now sees between 60 and 66 people coming to play in pickleball tournaments every Tuesday night....

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