Pickleball Magazine 2-6 - Page 68

FACILITY OF THE MONTH S TA D I U M - S I Z E D C I T Y O F ST. G EO R G E FILLED TO CAPACITY WITH PICKLEBALL ENTHUSIASM BY ROB DAVIDSON W ith a population that can fit into Notre Dame Stadium, the city of St. George in southern Utah has an amazing claim to fame: It hosts two of the largest pickleball tournaments in the nation and has more public pickleball courts than almost any other city. With about 80,000 people nestled in a valley flanked by spectacularly colored plateaus and hoodoos, and the beauty of nearby Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, and Zion national parks, there’s arguably no better place on Earth to enjoy the sport. St. George has more than 50 dedicated public pickleball courts, a number that’s virtually unheard of in the U.S. The largest cluster of courts is at the Little Valley Pickleball Complex, which has 24 courts and is the host of multiple tournaments each year. Originally constructed with 12 pickleball courts, Little Valley’s design is efficient, w ₯Ρ (ΨΨ)Ρ‘”Ω•ΙΝ…Ρ₯±₯ΡδΡΌ‘…Ω”…‘©ΥΝΡ΅•ΉΡ́΅…‘”…́Ή••‘•ΈA½έ•Θ)½ΥΡ±•Ρ́…Ι”Ν­₯±±™Υ±±δ‘₯‘‘•ΈΉ•…ȁ•… ½ΥΙЁ±ΥΝΡ•Θ°ΥΝΥ…±±δ)Ή•αЁѼ„‰₯­”Ι…¬Έ1₯‘ЁΝέ₯э‘•Μ…Ι”½Α•Ι…Ρ•½Έ„Ρ₯΅•Θ)…Ή‘…Ω”Ι•…Ν½Ή…‰±”‘½ΥΊ½˜ΥΡ₯±₯Ρ丁Ν‘…‘•…Ι•„½Ω•ΙΜ)±…ɝ”Ν݅ё́½˜Ρ‘”…΅Α±”ΝΑ…”‰•Ρέ••ΈΡ‘”±ΥΝΡ•Ί½˜)½ΥΙΡΜ°έ₯Ρ ‰•Ή‘•Μ½Έ•… Ν₯‘”Έ ±•…‘•ΘΝ•…Ρ₯Ήœ₯Μ)…Ω…₯±…‰±”™½ΘΝ•Ω•Ι…°½˜Ρ‘”½ΥΙΡΜΈ]₯Ρ …±°Ρ‘”™½Ι݅ɐ)Ρ‘₯Ή­₯Ήœ₯ΈΡ‘”‘•Ν₯Έ°₯Ё₯́ΉΌέ½Ή‘•ΘΡ‘…Ё„ΑΙ½©•Πέ…Μ)…ΑΑΙ½Ω•ΡΌ₯ΉΝΡ…±°…Έ…‘‘₯Ρ₯½Ή…°€Δȁ½ΥΙΡΜ°Ν•…΅±•ΝΝ±δ₯ΉΡΌ)Ρ‘”•α₯ΝΡ₯Ήœ€Δȁ½ΥΙΡΜΈQ‘”™₯Ή…°ΑΙ½‘ՍЁ‘…́ɕ݅ɑ•‰½Ρ )Ρ‘”₯Ρ₯镹́½˜MΠΈ•½Ι”…ΉΡ‘”Α₯­±•‰…±°½΅΅ΥΉ₯Ρ䁅Μ)„έ‘½±”Έ)Q‘₯́Α₯­±•‰…±°½…Ν₯́‘…́‘½ΝΡ•Ν½΅”½˜Ρ‘”΅½ΝЁΑ½ΑΥ±…Θ)Ρ½ΥΙΉ…΅•ΉΡ́₯Ή±Υ‘₯ΉœΡ‘”…±° Ι…έ°°Ρ‘”!ΥΉΡΝ΅…Έ)M•Ή₯½Θ]½Ι±…΅•Μ°…ΉΡ‘”UMA]•ΝЁI•₯½Ή…°Έ)Q<MU M I%  10€ΰΰΰΈΜΐΰΈΜάΘΐ=H<Q<Q!A% -1 115Ή =4