HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New pickleball courts: Finished and open

Written July 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Two years after the Albany City Council approved their construction, new pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College are ready for play. While the college still has a sign saying the campus is closed to public use, City Manager Peter Troedsson says the courts are open.


Why LBCC pickleball venue remains shut

Written April 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

We’ve had fine summer weather in April, but Albany’s new complex of pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College remains closed for two reasons. One, the courts are still not quite finished. And two — what else? — Covid.


Pickleball conflict moot; courts not finished

Written November 11th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Should the public be allowed to use the new pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany during the Covid era?  That question has become moot for now because the courts won’t be finished this year.


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.


 
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