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LWW and Penn Valley: Working Together for Pickleball

Terri Nordby

Recently the LWW Board of Directors allocated funds to resurface and re-stripe the four pickle ball courts for exclusive play of PB and resurface and dual-strip tennis/PB court #2 at Lake Wildwood’s Marina Courts facility.

This project will start in mid-September leaving the PB players without the majority of their community courts to play on for at least a month. The PB Board and club members know that PB addicts need their fix and not playing for over a month the game they love to play was not an option!

Members of the PB Board decided to be proactive in finding a solution for this problem and at the same time found a solution to help not only the LWW PB community, but all residents of Penn Valley who enjoy playing the game of PB.

After talking with the President of the Gateway Board, Nancy Pierce about the current condition of Gateway Park’s unplayable three tennis courts (large cracks with weeds growing up through the cracks) a group idea came together that could address this issue.

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However, knowing that there were no funds in either budget for this undertaking – the only source of funds would come from generous donations and all work would be done by volunteers it was decided to turn the Gateway Park tennis courts into playable PB courts!

Under the direction of PB Board President Gene Cook; Social Chairman Nan Spier and PB Ambassador Bill Sikes plus a team of over 24 hard-working PB club members work has begun to turn this idea into a reality.

A work party was held Aug. 26 as LWW volunteers and volunteers from the community cleared and removed the dead weeds, swept and blew off the courts and began filling the cracks with sand and a bonding compound.

Another work day will need to be scheduled to finish this project, but soon the town of Penn Valley and the LWW PB players will have another place to play the game they love to play!

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