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Welcome to Northern Illinois Pickleball! We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

Saint Charles Tournament
See Leisure Link to register.
Lara Piner, 630-513-4330,

Quad Cities Swing Into Spring Pickleball Games

Quad Cities Swing Into Spring Pickleball Games
Saturday, May 3rd
Kiwanis Park, 4223 Greenbrier, Bettendorf, IA
Skills level competition open to all interested players, including players from neighboring communities. We have 10 new courts available for play. It will include games in the morning and afternoon with a potluck luncheon at noon. We plan to start with mixed doubles in the morning and continue with men's and women's doubles in the afternoon. Deadline for registering is April 25th, see 

Heart of Illinois Senior Games
The Heart of Illinois Senior Games and the Arts celebrates its 14th year in  2014. This event encourages and promotes an active lifestyle for those 50+. This five-day event will kick off with an opening ceremony at Dozer Park on Wednesday, May 21 and continue through Sunday, May 25.  

You must be 50 years old by May 23rd to participate. Age based pickleball events will be:
  • Singles on Friday, May 23, 2014
  • Doubles & Mixed on Saturday, May 24, 2014
Please see for more information.

Quad Cities Senior Olympics
Quad Cities Senior Olympics
Friday June 6, 2014
PepsiCo Recreation Center on the 
Augustana campus in Rock Island
Age requirement: 40 & up 
Registration deadline: May 26th
Cost: $20 entry fee includes unlimited events, two complimentary meals, refreshments, and more. Registration is now open. Click here for registration.

Middleton, WI Tournament

2014 Dairy & Corn Belt Regional Championships
Hitters SportsPlex, Middleton, WI
Sat 06/28/14 through Sun 06/29/14
Final Registration Deadline: Sat 06/21/14 
Click here for more info.

Springfield, IL Tournament
Scheels Capital City Pickleball Classic
Iles Park, Springfield, IL
Fri 07/11/14 through Sun 07/13/14
Final Registration Deadline: Fri 07/04/14
Click here for more info.

Pickleball 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! 

NIP News

  • 14th Annual Heart of Illinois Senior Games The Heart of Illinois Senior Games and the Arts celebrates its 14th year in 2014. This event encourages and promotes an active lifestyle for those 50+. This five-day event ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2014, 12:27 PM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Lessons in Loves Park 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 Apr 11, 2014, 8:05 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Pickleball Popularity - Quad Cities Six courts. Twenty four players. And non-stop action. Pickleball is really catching on in the Quad Cities. So much so that some people have to wait their turn before ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2014, 5:04 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Marengo Park District to host classes 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. Marengo Park District ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 8:26 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • NBC Nightly News - Pickleball: The Fastest-Growing Sport in America Pickleball was featured on the national news with Brian Williams of NBC's Nightly News on March 18, 2014. See the link for the telecast. ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2014, 6:30 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • Pickleball: Making a racket Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette If life gives you a lemon, play Pickleball. The sport has been around since the 1960s, but it seems to be catching on now as a ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2014, 6:22 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
  • NIP Out Cancer Donates $2500! Hello. I wanted to give you a final tally from the tournament.   $2,140.00 tournament fees+ $1,900.00 sponsorship-  $1,565.16 expensesTotal income $2,474.84 ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2014, 6:02 AM by Northern Illinois Pickleball
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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!

AquaFX - Wicking Properties * Freshcare - Anti-Microbial Properties * 100% Polyester * 4.5 oz * Rib knit 1/2" crewneck collar (no topstitch) * Heat transfer label *  Side Seamed with tapered fit * Double needle hemmed 5/8" sleeves and bottom hem.

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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

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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. 

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.


pickleball backpack

Printed with Cellar's signature paddle logo and slogan, "Play smarter, not harder!". Two-tone sports pack with drawstring closure. Large front zipper pocket for personal belongings. Made of durable 210 denier polyester. Blue, green, or red. Bag is 14" W x 18" H. Click here to shop now.