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Pickleball popularity surges in Lake Havasu City

With winter visitors back, the sport ‘dominates’ local gyms
  • By BRANDON MESSICK Today’s News-Herald
  • Updated

The Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center was packed on Tuesday morning, as cars filled virtually every space of the facility’s parking lot. It wasn’t the swimming pool that brought them, however, but the game of pickleball.

Havasu’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts open gyms throughout the year in the Aquatic Center’s “Relics and Rods” hall, with basketball, table tennis and volleyball as available options. According to recreation supervisor Swan Cooke, pickleball is the most popular activity by far.

About 42 members of the Havasu community, many of whom were retirees, occupied the four courts set up in the Aquatic Center on Tuesday, after rainy weather brought players from outdoor venues such as the Island and The Ark at Stonebridge Christian Fellowship Church.

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Vision for LHCPBA

Vision: Playing Pickleball provides the opportunity to participate in a healthful, socially engaging activity for all ages.

Indicators that we are achieving our vision include:

Pickleball participants:

  • Are involved and learning.
  • Are advancing skills
  • Display a sense of camaraderie between players of all skill levels such that each can maximize their opportunities to explore and improve their play.
  • Are assisting lesser skilled players through practice, clinics and other forms of education.

The Association:

  • Is promoting commerce in the area by attracting players from surrounding areas to come and use our facilities and through hosting our own tournament play.
  • Is fostering a cooperative atmosphere between the players and the city governing bodies, both in sharing finances, maintenance and long range planning.
  • Is arranging both indoor and outdoor venues to accommodate the numbers of players, climatic conditions and the needs of individual players.

LHCPBA Board of Directors as of January 26, 2017

Official 2017 Lake Havasu Pickleball Board of Directors

President:  David Rossing (2 yrs) Exp 2018
Vice-President:  Doug Carr (2 yr) Exp 2019
Secretary: Mike Delaney (2 yr) Exp 2019
Treasurer: Nancy Langen (2 yrs) Exp 2018
Sergeant At Arms: Doug Frisbie (2 yr) Exp 2018
Board Member at Large: Michael Christensen  (2 yr) Exp 2019

Official 2017 Lake Havasu Pickleball Chairpeople

Membership: David Rossing
Website/Publicity:  Eric Swiech
Education: Michael Christensen
Fundraising/Facility: Mike Delaney/Dennis Day
Competition: Vacant