Vail Daily letter: Pickleball popularity |

Vail Daily letter: Pickleball popularity

A huge shout-out to Mike Ortiz, the Vail Recreation District and the Vail Town Council for the outstanding support of the fastest growing sport in America. Since the Town Council approved converting the Golden Peak tennis courts to pickleball and the Recreation District has given us three time slots at Red Sandstone Elementary School, we have seen ever-increasing numbers of participants.

To further support the continued popularity and growth of pickleball, the world renowned Bobby Riggs Tennis Camp in Florida recently added pickleball to their curriculum. To quote the Pickleball Channel: " … how the Dawson family (owners of the camp) took a chance on pickleball and ended up completely embracing the sport. The Dawsons aren't planning on giving up tennis, but by adding pickleball, they've given their tennis club new life and have created a unique community that opens doors for additional opportunity and community for both sports."

So if you haven't tried pickleball, come on out. We welcome all.

Hooked on pickleball.

Mike Kieler