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On the Hill: Pickleball at Golden Peak

On the Hill Summer, brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute, brings you a video report about a different High Country adventure every weekday.

Today's activity: Playing pickleball at the new Golden Peak courts

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Report: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte talks with local pickleballers about the activity that's been labeled "The fastest growing sport in America." Pickleball players were recently gifted with four new courts at the Golden Peak tennis courts, confirming the growing interest in the sport in the Vail Valley. Over 50 locals, part time residents and visitors have participated in the drop in program offered every morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Golden Peak, and Avon has also built two dedicated drop-in courts, located adjacent to the Avon elementary school. Eagle-Vail recently striped two of their tennis courts, as well.

Today's forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. — National Weather Service

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