Memphis Pickleball News


The Prairie Life Fitness Center located between Germantown and Collierville, TN, just East of Memphis, recently contacted us and asked for assistance in starting pickleball at their facility. Two representatives came to play with us and have planned a clinic for November 3, 2009. Members of our group will attend and assist the new players. Every subsequent Tuesday and Thursday in November there will be free open play from 10AM until 12PM for members and non-members. Prairie Life has facilities in many cities and we are excited about the opportunities to expand pickleball play locally as well as the potential for other Prairie Life sites to start pickleball.

Additionally, the A Games SportsPlex, (, in Franklin, TN, just South of Nashville, contacted us with a similar request. We provided information to them via both e-mail and telephone and they will have a clinic on November 6th. Although we have had the Tennessee Senior Olympics Pickleball events in Franklin the last two years, there hasn't been a place to play in this general area. This is very exciting as a possible new location and can result in greater local participation in the Sr. Olympics.

Mike Morgan