Pickleball sport comes to Holland - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Anybody up for some Pickleball? Holland has what you're looking for

HOLLAND, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Pickleball is coming to the Village of Holland.

Pickleball is a racquet sport played with a paddle and smaller version of a wiffle ball. It combines badminton, tennis and table tennis. Holland Mayor Mike Yunker decided to bring the sport to the village after learning how to play while on vacation.

"The guy that taught me how to play was 80 years old!" Yunker said. "He would send me all over the place…It's becoming a more popular sport because it's able to be played by a variety of ages."

While fun, the game is also a great workout, which is what Yunker says is his goal in bringing it to Holland.

"It's gonna allow the community to come out and play a sport that's gonna be proving a lot of exercise for them," he said.

The mayor says the $30,000 price tag to construct a new double court at Strawberry Acres Park, as well as convert the existing tennis court, is worth the cost for the fun and health it will bring the community.

When the courts are done in July, the Toledo Pickleball Club will come to the park to teach others how to play.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.                                     

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Supporters of the Affordable Care Act rally against possible repeal

    Supporters of the Affordable Care Act rally against possible repeal

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-03-24 04:12:04 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    It's been seven years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. And for those affected or simply in support of the law, that was something worth celebrating.

    More >>

    It's been seven years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. And for those affected or simply in support of the law, that was something worth celebrating.

    More >>
  • First Alert Forecast: Temperatures to soar on Friday!

    First Alert Forecast: Temperatures to soar on Friday!

    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Temperatures will soar into the low 70s on Friday. 

    More >>

    Temperatures will soar into the low 70s on Friday. 

    More >>
  • Toledo announces precautionary boil advisory due to malfunction

    Toledo announces precautionary boil advisory due to malfunction

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:27 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:27:51 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)

    An electrical malfunction in the High Service Pumping Station at Collins Park Water Treatment Plant resulted in uneven water pressure throughout the system this afternoon, according to Toledo city officials. 

    More >>

    An electrical malfunction in the High Service Pumping Station at Collins Park Water Treatment Plant resulted in uneven water pressure throughout the system this afternoon, according to Toledo city officials. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly