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Pickleball taking off in The Dalles

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Brenda Coats lunges for the pickleball during last Wednesday’s activity at the Columba Gorge Community College Readiness Center as her doubles’ teammate, Carol Schmidt, stands at the ready.

Photo by Jesse Burkhardt
Brenda Coats lunges for the pickleball during last Wednesday’s activity at the Columba Gorge Community College Readiness Center as her doubles’ teammate, Carol Schmidt, stands at the ready.



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Pickleball player Terry Hamilton slams the ball back at Carol Schmidt and John Pattie as the action hit high gear at CGCC Aug. 2. Local enthusiasts recently brought the sport to The Dalles, and residents are beginning to show up to engage in the fun.

There’s a new sport in town, and it’s one most people have probably never heard of before...

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