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NIP News

  • Pickleball comes to Robert C. Stille Park Six courts to be striped on inline skating rink. Please see the link at The Intelligencer for complete details:http://www.theintelligencer.com/local_news/article_d9838ebc-637c-11e4-a0a8 ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2014, 7:35 PM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Saint CharlesThanksgiving Pickleball Tournament Contact:Josh WilliamsPottawatomie Community Center SupervisorSt. Charles Park DistrictPhone: 630-513-4329jwilliams@stcparks.org
    Posted Nov 9, 2014, 7:22 PM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Pickleball — 'It's basically ping pong on steroids'  Please see the link at the Rantoul Press for complete details.http://www.rantoulpress.com/sports/prep-sports/miscellaneous/2014-11-04/pickleball-%E2%80%94-its-basically-ping-pong ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2014, 7:07 PM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Crystal Lake Park District to offer pickleball Please see the link to the Northwest Herald for the complete story.http://www.nwherald.com/2014/11/03/crystal-lake-park-district-to-offer-pickleball/a5250r8/
    Posted Nov 9, 2014, 7:08 PM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Rockford Park District Offers Fall Pickleball 2014 Please see the attached PDF of playtimes at Indoor Sports Center (ISC) in Loves Park, IL. This program is offered by the Rockford Park District.ISC, 8800 East Riverside Blvd ...
    Posted Oct 6, 2014, 9:55 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Free Clinics in Galesburg Pickleball bouncing to Galesburg. See the link for the news story: http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140921/NEWS/140929942
    Posted Sep 22, 2014, 5:38 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Belvidere Park adds new courts for popular pickleball game Link: http://www.wrex.com/story/26293394/2014/08/15/belvidere-park-adds-new-courts-for-popular-pickleball-game
    Posted Aug 16, 2014, 7:34 PM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Springfield: Pickleball players from 11 states compete in tournament By John ReynoldsStaff Writer at The State Journal-RegisterArticle: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140711/NEWS/140719799/0/SEARCH
    Posted Jul 15, 2014, 7:36 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Pickleball Popularity Trickling into Quincy By Don O'Brien, Herald-Whig Staff WriterLouis DeGreeff was hooked from the moment he played his first pickleball game.DeGreeff, a retired Quincy doctor, was in Florida in ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2014, 8:01 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Lake Bluff Pickleball Pickleball in Lake Bluff has quickly become a growing sensation. Players are arriving from Lincolnshire, Glenview, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Waukegan, Mundelein and Lake Bluff to play on the 6 outdoor ...
    Posted Jul 8, 2014, 5:30 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
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Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon and you can bet she would've played pickleball! Rosie's classic art is updated with a yellow pickleball backdrop, a pickleball tattoo on her upper arm, and proclaiming, "Play smarter, not harder!".

DryBlend Moisture Wicking Preshrunk Jersey Knit * 50% Cotton / 50% DryBlend Polyester Jersey * 5.6 oz Fabric weight. Click here to shop now.

Deluxe Embroidered Wristbands

pickleball wristbands
Deluxe terry cloth wristband embroidered with Cellar's signature paddle and ball. Great for absorbing the sweat before it reaches your paddle. Soft, durable, and super absorbent. Red wristbands are great for first server designation in large scale tournaments. Makes a great gift for your favorite player, or for your tournament host family! Click here to shop.


  • Lessons

    Do you want to learn to play pickleball? Contact an USA Pickleball Association ambassador to find out what programs are available in your area! 

  • Quad Cities Lessons for beginning players are available upon request at times convenient for players and instructors. Call Barb Cline at (563) 359-0558 or email her at bcline416@aol.com
    Posted Jun 19, 2014, 5:46 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Springfield 2014  May through the end of October, every Wednesday at 5:30pm, the Springfield Park District and the Springfield Pickleball Club will be hosting the Pickleball for Beginners at Iles Park ...
    Posted May 10, 2014, 8:01 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Marengo 2014 Pickleball is spreading to Marengo, IL and classes will be offered starting in June. If you would like to participate please contact the Marengo Park District directly. HOW TO REGISTER ...
    Posted May 10, 2014, 8:29 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Loves Park - Rockford Park District 2014 Pickleball continues to pick up in popularity, and now you can be a part of the nation-wide craze that’s impacting the stateline area. This is a chance for ...
    Posted May 10, 2014, 8:35 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Belvidere Park District 2014 ADULT PICKLEBALL LESSONS (AGES 18 & UP) New for summer 2014, we will be offering outdoor pickleball lessons. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing games in the United States. Pickleball ...
    Posted May 10, 2014, 8:24 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
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Blaster 2 by Pro-Lite Sports

All new aluminum core and fiberglass face make for a lightweight paddle with more pop! Same great Blaster shape but with the power of composite! 

The Blaster is 1/4" wider and 1/4" longer than the Magnum. Complete with a large end cap for a stronger hold on the paddle. Finished with Gamma's Supreme Overgrip for a tacky feel in your hand. 

Winged Pickleball

Winged pickleball artwork representing the freedom you feel while playing pickleball! Wicking and anti-microbial fabric that performs on court, and a design that is stylish enough for off court!

Wicking and Anti-Microbial Properties * Loose fit * 100% Polyester *  Click here to shop now.