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updated: 7/9/2014 6:10 AM

Quincy Park District gets behind pickleball courts

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QUINCY -- A game that combines elements of pingpong and tennis is getting a boost in the western Illinois city of Quincy.

The game is called pickleball. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports the park district is converting little-used tennis courts at one of its parks into pickleball courts.

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Retired doctor Louis DeGreeff brought the idea to the park district. He says he got hooked on pickleball while visiting Florida. Now he's helping others learn to play in Quincy.

The pickleball paddle is smaller than a tennis racket and larger than a pingpong paddle. The ball is lightweight, hollow plastic pierced with air holes. All serves must be made underhand.

The Quincy Park District will rent paddles and balls once the new courts are ready later this summer.

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