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Pickleball comes to Orofino

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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:00 pm

Shannon Carducci spoke with the Orofino City Council April 23, regarding a proposal to supply the labor and paint to paint two pickleball courts on one of the city’s tennis ball courts, A resident of Orofino and retired for some time, Carducci explained that he’s played in competitive pickleball tournaments and has directed tournaments in Coeur d’Alene.

He said he’s noticed that there are currently no pickleball courts painted on the existing tennis courts, and noted that one of the courts is almost unplayable for tennis because of the cracks in it. Pickleball courts are smaller and could be placed on either side of the cracks without a problem. It still leaves one tennis court available, and in the future if the tennis court is repaired, four more pickleball courts could easily be added.

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