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New Pickleball Court Open at Wood Dale County Park in Woodcliff Lake

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Woodcliff Lake NJ, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco welcomed the new pickleball courts at Wood Dale County Park in Woodcliff lake saying, “I had a great time today at Wood Dale County Park as we cut the ribbon on the newly renovated sports courts, which includes 2 brand-new pickleball courts! We are incredibly excited to announce the opening of these courts and are happy to provide diverse recreational opportunities for our community. Make sure you stop by!”

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Ridgewood Not Alone in its War on Pickleball

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood blog has chronicled Ridgewood’s War on Pickleball which seems to have cooled somewhat . Municipalities nationwide are grappling with the seemingly limitless demand for pickleball courts — and blowback from neighbors who complain the constant smack-smack-smack is VERY LOUD.

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BERGEN PICKLEBALL ZONE IS SET TO OPEN IN MAY IN RAMSEY

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Ramsey NJ, the first indoor, pickleball-only courts in Bergen County will  officially open on May 1, 2023. Bergen Pickleball Zone, located within the NJ Sports Academy facility at  50 Spring Street in Ramsey, will be home to four climate-controlled, pickleball courts dedicated  exclusively to the sport. This new venue will include: 

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It’s On : Summer Pickleball Instruction Registration Opens June 20th

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Recreation Department is offering adult summer instruction for pickleball.

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Pickleball Courts are the New “Must Have ” in Luxury Real Estate Development

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Ridgewood NJ, while Ridgewood pickleball players are relegated to second class status, often forced to hold covert matches in church basements, 4.8 million Americans are playing pickleball. That’s up a whopping 21.3% from 2019, according to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, and the numbers keep climbing making Pickleball  the fastest growing sport in the U.S.

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Village of Ridgewood Now Spends $30K Annually to Monitor Pickleball Courts at the Glen School

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Ridgewood NJ,  the Village does not care how it spends our money. Recently they have hired a monitor to patrol the Pickleball Courts at the Glen School. The cost is $30K annually. By instituting there discriminatory policies they have given up $30k in revenue. The dislodged group now has grown to 221 members. They play in Montvale and Wycoff. The group has grown by 30% indicating the popularity of Pickleball. The Mayor and the Village Council  have no sense of fiscal responsibility nor do they care. The have sold out to satisfy one neighbor in the Glen School area.

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What to Do With the Nearly Empty Hudson Garage in Ridgewood?

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Ridgewood Nj, readers made plenty of suggestions as to what to do with the nearly empty Hudson Garage . Some readers including the Ridgewood blog suggested  some sort of tourist attraction on the top deck , overs suggested a turf field, pickleball courts , a rooftop food court  and moving the farmers market to the roof top of the Hudson garage .

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After the Pickleball Lockout Other Ridgewood Neighborhoods Are left Wondering Why Their Complaints Go Unheard

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Ridgewood NJ, the recent lock down of the Pickleball courts at Glen School has lead other neighbors to wonder why their complaints seem to be ignored ?

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Reader points out, ” that the placement of the pickleball courts here was done in the same way… arbitrary, capricious, with no prior notice to the neighbors or neighborhood”

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“Our heartfelt thanks to Mayor Knudsen. The neighbors of the Glen School playing area are grateful. We hope the pickleball players will find another form of exercise in which to participate in order to maintain their health during this difficult Covid-19 time. However, there are both public (free) and private pickleball courts in Bergen County which are located in non- residential areas, and which are available to Ridgewood residents. (Google it.) To answer some comments, I would say that the revenue brought in by pickleball each year is considerably less then the taxes paid by the Glen School neighbors each year. Perhaps you might agree that the taxpayers that live here deserve consideration. To the person who complained about the court closing being arbitrary and capricious, I would point out that the placement of the pickleball courts here was done in the same way… arbitrary, capricious, with no prior notice to the neighbors or neighborhood, during the prior administration. So, again, thank you Mayor Knudsen. I hope that by March 22, a way can be found to resolve this situation equitably for all concerned. And Happy New Year.”

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Residents Say Closure of Glen School Pickleball Courts is a Form of Age Discrimination

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Ridgewood NJ, Age Discrimination is Live and well in Ridgewood. Earlier today the Village announced that it was closing the Glen School Pickleball Courts and the Tennis Courts until March 22. However they will keep the tennis courts at Somerville open for Tennis only. The PB Courts are frequented by many people. However many seniors use the Courts. Its their only form of exercise during Covid. This was done by the village in an arbitrary and capricious manner without any public comment. The fact that other like venues remain open is discriminatory. The fact that lacrosse soccer baseball and tennis are allowed to remain open clearly is a contradiction. The Ridgewood Pickleball Association has 153 members The bulk are seniors. This unilateral action by the Mayor not the Recreation Dept. clearly indicates that she has no concern for the Seniors in her community. Please reach out to the Mayor and have her rescind this order

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Ridgewood Tennis courts have re-opened and on May 29, 2020, the pickleball courts will be opened

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Ridgewood NJ, Tennis courts have re-opened as of this morning and on May 29, 2020, the pickleball courts will be opened. Both for singles play only, with the following additional guidelines, on top of our usual ones, to provide for social distancing and safety. Please note that the hours for both the tennis courts and the pickleball courts will be from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Those additional guidelines are:

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