- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo is installing six pickleball courts in a city park.

Pickleball involves batting around a ball with rackets or hands, on a court slightly smaller than a tennis court. It combines elements of tennis, badminton and pingpong.

Park District Executive Director Roger Gress tells KFGO radio (https://bit.ly/1SUgRl0 ) that pickleball is a sport created for all ages and skill levels. He says it’s slightly slower-paced and has been a hit with older players.

The courts are funded by a $200,000 donation from Tom and Mary Brunsdale. The family at one time owned and farmed the land that Brunsdale Park is now on.

Construction will start in May and the pickleball courts could be ready for play by June.


Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com

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