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Tennis Menace Long Le on the Pickleball vs. Tennis Debate

At Long Le’s house, the sound of sports on TV hums in the background as consistently as the refrigerator. Basketball, football, tennis—you name it, he’s watching it. Televised pickleball, though? No thanks. “Pickleball...

Paddle Slammer Rebecca Bell on the Tennis vs. Pickleball Debate

Friends call me obsessed,” says Rebecca Bell, who discovered pickleball during the pandemic. After convincing her husband, Christian, to try it, the two began playing every day—sometimes twice a day if they...

Racket Rocker Alena Taylor on the Tennis vs. Pickleball Debate

Draper resident Alena Taylor grew up without sisters—but tennis changed all that. “When I joined a tennis team, I instantly had 12 sisters,” the 50-year-old mother of three says. “I’ve kept those relationships...

Middle Man Wayne Bullock on the Tennis vs. Pickleball Debate

"Pickleball isn’t going away,” says St. George resident Wayne Bullock. “And when you’re a tennis coach and a player hands you a pickleball paddle and says, ‘You have to try this,’ you...

Tennis Purist Laury Hammel on the Pickleball vs. Tennis Debate

Laury Hammel just doesn’t get pickleball’s appeal. “If I hear ‘pickleball is the fastest growing sport’ one more time, I’m going to throw up,” he says. “And then people go around bad-mouthing...

Pickleball Kid Hunter Aiono on the Tennis vs. Pickleball Debate

"I remember thinking pickleball was lame,” Former Southern Oregon University defensive end Hunter Aiono says with a laugh. “Now I’m the president of a college pickleball club.” Growing up on a steady diet...

James Beard Spotlight: Chef Nick Zocco

This year, Utah had six semi-finalists on the 2024 James Beard Foundation List. Ahead of the June finalist announcement, we are spotlighting each of the nominees. Nick Zocco at Urban Hill—Best Chef...

Your May Gardening Checklist

Calling all Utah gardeners! Get your garden spring-ready with this checklist of tasks for the month of May. Checklist courtesy of the USU Extension. For more tips, visit Utah State University Gardeners'...