Intro to PB done for 2019

The Intro to Pickleball classes that were held each 1st and 3rd Monday are complete for 2019. Thanks to Almir and the Michiana Pickleball Association for teaching.


And a big thank you to TMPR Sports for providing a new set of loaner paddles for those classes!

https://tmprsports.com/paddles/

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Found

Found at Harris Township Park at Elm Road – medical ID bracelet. Contact the township to claim.

Also, from previous months – found pickleball paddle(s). Ditto.

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HTP at Elm courts reserved Wednesday July 24

This Wednesday (July 24) morning from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, two or more of the pickleball courts at Harris Township Park at Elm Road are reserved by the township. The final number is subject to attendance at the event – a clinic by a pickleball pro.
The public is invited to watch, free.

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Pickleball pro at Harris Township courts July 24; tournament at Notre Dame August 3&4

Pickleball continues to grow in popularity. Upcoming local events offer opportunities to learn more about the sport and observe top caliber players in action.

Michiana Midwest Classic at Notre Dame

For the second year in a row there will be a competitive pickleball tournament with a national draw of over 200 participants including those ranked 5.0, the highest available from the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA). The event is free and open to the public at the Compton Ice Arena on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th.

The tournament is coordinated by the Michiana Pickleball Association. Inquiries may be directed to http://michianapickleballclub.org or Nick Falletta, President at 574-344-9393.

Clinic by Pickleball pro Laura Fenton Kovanda

This recognized expert will teach techniques on Wednesday July 24 (9 am to noon) at Harris Township’s pickleball courts on Elm Road, between the Harris branch library and fire station. Participating in the clinic requires a fee, but watching from the sidelines is free and open to the public. Contact the Michiana Pickleball Association for more information.

Introduction to Pickleball lessons

One hour sessions are held at 6pm on the first and third Mondays of each month into September, at the same Harris Township Park at Elm Road courts. Instructors are volunteers from the Michiana Pickleball Association. Wear court-friendly shoes. There is no charge. Loaner paddles are provided. Subject to weather and schedule changes.

Paddles may be checked out of the Harris branch library

Interested in learning on your own, before investing in paddles? Paddles and balls are available for check-out from the Harris branch library. This is an ongoing program.

[Laura Fenton Kovanda and Nick Falletta are available to speak with representatives of the media]

Kenneth E. (Ken) Lindsay
Harris Township Trustee
www.HarrisTwp.com
574-272-2371

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Intro to Pickleball sessions at Elm Road are back…

First and third Mondays of the month starting May 6, likely continuing until July.

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2019 field rental applications due 12/14

Applications are due December 14 for Harris Township Park at Brummitt Road spring and summer 2019 field rentals. There is a charge for the scheduled use of fields.
Contact the township at HarrisTrusteeLindsay@gmail.com or 574-272-2371 for an application.
 
Field availability will be determined in January.
 
Additional applications may be accepted in 2019 if capacity remains.
No reservations are accepted for Harris Township Park at Elm Road, as all use is on a first come, first served basis.
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Nets coming down

The Pickleball nets at Harris Township Park at Elm Road will be taken down this coming weekend.

They will be put back up in the spring.

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Pickleball LOST, FOUND and WALKED OFF

If you left paddles at Elm Road, please contact the township to claim them.

If you accidently walked off with one or more paddles used during a Beginner Monday session, please return to the township. No hard feelings, we just need it in order to offer any future classes. Look for a PROPERTY OF HARRIS TOWNSHIP asset tag.

Reminder: Paddles and balls are available for check-out from the Harris Branch Library just north of the park.

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The vision is reality – a park on the Granger Path!

It is complete! The sidewalk is poured, connecting north of Harris Township Park at Elm Road toward the library and Bridlewood. Many thanks to Granger Paths, the Bridlewood HOA, and Tim Murray for making it happen.

The original vision of a park as a destination on the Granger Path is a reality. You can now complete a loop from the park, north up Elm to Adams, then east on Adams to ‘downtown’ Granger, back down 23 to Elm, then north on Elm past the fire station and back to the park. You can also go west on Adams and take the path all the way to Heritage Square. Or do the whole trip from one Granger Martins to the other, stopping at the park for a visit to the playground, to shoot some hoops, or play a game of pickleball. No paddles? You can check them out from the Harris Branch library, next door.

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Want a county park in Harris Township? The county is taking input

The St. Joseph County parks department owns 118 acres of land in Harris Township (on Anderson Road) but hasn’t developed it in 20 years and currently has no plans to develop it – meaning there is no county park in Harris Township (also Granger). They’re now taking input for their master plan on their website, and at 574-277-4828. What a great opportunity to tell them to you’d like a park in Harris Township!
https://www.southbendtribune.com/…/article_c044d728-4164-5e…

The township recently added a park on Elm Road, but the county has many more resources and is the logical choice to provide park services. Whether you’re interested in playgrounds, fields, courts or just enjoying the outside – make your voice heard.

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