Pickleball courts naming at Westwood Park

The pickleball courts at Westwood Park, 3490 W. 109th Street, have a new name. Jim Klaseus Pickleball Courts honor the work Jim Klaseus, pictured above right, has done to popularize the sport. The longtime Bloomington resident, teacher and coach is considered by many to be the founder of pickleball in Minnesota. Through his many years of teaching and training, Klaseus built a following for the sport. Bloomington was one of the first communities to have dedicated pickleball courts. Today, the game enjoys widespread popularity.

Pickleball is played on a court with a wooden paddle and a ball. The game shares many similarities to tennis, badminton and pingpong.

For more information, call 952-563-8877.