‘The growth of pickleball is on fire’
(January 25, 2017 Lockport, IL, www.chicagotribune.com)
Terry TerHaar is the greatest badminton coach in Illinois high school history, winning six state titles and finishing in the top three seven times more before retiring from Andrew in Tinley Park in 2006.
Steve Soderborg was a member of Homewood-Flossmoor’s tennis team in 1974, when it won the fifth of what is now 42 straight sectional titles, and played in college at Augustana.
Naperville’s Jim Camasto is an A level racquetball player, one cut below open tourney players.
And all of them are part of a growing number of converts to the racquet sport that combines elements of all of their specialties — pickleball.