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Pickleball aficionados are few and far between in Rhode Island, but they are no less passionate in their love of the game.  From Cranston to Westerly, there are gyms, fitness centers and outdoor recreation areas that provide courts and times for playing pickleball.

 Places to Play in Rhode Island

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Diane Sullivan posted that they have a nice group playing in Warwick (4 courts 4 times a week), beginner/intermediates in East Greenwich and other groups in Narragansett and Cranston. Cliff Teixeira posted on the “Places to Play” website “Pickleball is starting to take off here in Bristol, RI. Recently, three of the six outdoor Mt.Hope High School tennis courts had pickleball lines painted by the Parks & Recreation department. Currently we have 46 active players on our Bristol Pickleball email list. Our group has been playing three days a week and one evening at the high school. During the winter we will be playing at the Bristol Parks & Recreation Quinta-Gamelin Community Center which is located at 101 Asylum Rd. in Bristol.

Rhode Island Ambassadors

Pickleball Ambassadors are volunteers who have pledged to promote the sport of pickleball and the USAPA in the local area they have applied to represent. They may be individuals or couples, or a group of ambassadors working together as a team. The main prerequisite is a love of the sport and the desire to share our game with others of all ages. Some full-time RV’ers are Ambassadors ‘at large’ who promote our sport during their travels.  If you have questions about how to promote pickleball in your neighborhood, please feel free to contact:

Diane Sullivan  401-374-4392, East Greenwich
Ken Worsley  508-783-0679, Greater Providence
Jim LaBrosse  401-465-6113, Hope Valley

Rhode Island Senior Olympics medalists: Kren LaBrosse, Jim Labrosse, Kathy L’Heureux Reidy and Margo Chase-Wells


Rhode Island Senior Olympics

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