Sport of pickleball picking up fast-growing following in Storm Lake

Local players Ron Netten, Tom McClinton, Ed Rahe and Kim Mittelstadt

enjoy a game of pickleball at East School.

Storm Lake pickleball play moves to Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Storm Lake East School Gym from 5-8 p.m.

Pickleball, a fun, fast-moving sport with a funny name, has a growing following in Storm Lake.

Local Storm Lake area pickleball players include Ron Netten, Diane Fikkert, Mike Osegaro, Julie Osegaro, Rick Anderson, Janet Anderson, Tom McClinton, Ed Rahe, Kim Mittelstadt and Dan Anderson.

The sport was invented almost 50 years ago near Seattle, Wash. It’s a combination of tennis, badminton and ping-pong played with a whiffle ball on a short court.

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