HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why pickleball courts have been delayed

Written July 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’re among the people in Albany wondering why there’s been no progress on the new pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College, this story is for you.


Enjoy the game but don’t touch anything

Written May 31st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Considering these “temporary rules” I read Sunday on the fence of the pickleball courts at Albany’s Eleanor Hackleman Park, it’s hard to see how anybody could play the game, let alone enjoy it.


Pickleball court project starts at LBCC

Written May 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If they haven’t heard already, Albany pickleball players may be glad to know that work has started on converting the tennis courts at Linn-Benton Community College for their sport.


Pickleball in Albany: Hot matches coming up

Written September 2nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The name of this sport — pickleball — may sound silly, but its players take it seriously. If you want to see how seriously, watch them compete in a regional tournament in Albany on Sept. 6, 7 and 8.


As pickleball gains, tennis seems to fade

Written June 28th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Is tennis going out of style as a recreational sport? You might get that idea if you look at the photo above. But it’s a trick shot and doesn’t say anything about whether tennis is still being played.


At LBCC, tennis goes and pickleball comes in

Written May 18th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

At Linn-Benton Community College, they haven’t played tennis for years. And now they plan to replace their courts with a pickleball venue that the Albany Parks and Recreation Department will build.


Sundays at Hackleman: Pickleball

Written October 15th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

My leisurely bike tour of Albany neighborhoods Sunday afternoon took me past Hackleman Park, where I spent a few minutes watching people playing pickleball. If you thought this was a sedate pastime for geezers, think again.


 
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