It's no secret that pickleball has taken the nation by storm, with an estimated 38 million people having played the sport in the past year alone. And here in Sioux Falls, pickleball has developed hundreds of devoted players.

This afternoon, Monday, May 15, Sioux Falls Fire Captain Patrick Duffy will be part of a four-some who will participate in a game of pickleball against two players who will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the Fastest Time to Play a Game of Pickleball in all 48 Contiguous States.

Dean Matt and Shannon Yeager are two pilots and pickleball enthusiasts from Florida who are embarking on this remarkable journey, in an effort to showcase the tapestry of pickleball across the country.

Their ambitious plan includes playing in various venues, ranging from private clubs to public courts, from stadiums where professionals compete to private residences. They even have plans to play on an airport tarmac.

Cole Angelo with the Sioux Falls Area Pickleball says, “This is a once-in-a-lifetime accomplishment that we, as a city and organization, are more than happy to be involved with! Pickleball is growing at a crazy rate, to fly and play in 48 states in 48 days takes a lot of ambition and passion!”

48-48-48 Pickleball challenge

The 48-48-48 Pickleball challenge will happen in Sioux Falls at Great Life at 4600 S. Tennis Lane on Monday, May 15th at 2 PM.

For more information on pickleball in Sioux Falls, call Cole Angelo at 605-595-2199.

13 Times Sioux Falls Made it into a 'Jeopardy!' Question

If the world was divided into Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune people, I would be down for Jeopardy! all the way. It's a lot more fun, it makes me feel smart because I can retain lots of trivia, and I am a horrible speller. So Wheel is out, no whammies.

Recently I discovered (I mean wasted a lot of time on) a website that is an archive of clues that have been on Jeopardy!.

While digging around the archive, I wanted to find out how often Sioux Falls came up in a question (Answer) on the show. Since 1990 Sioux Falls has been part of a question or an answer 13 times.



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