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Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Letter: Listen, pickleball noise isn’t just a NOTL problem

Dear editor:

We are in polarizing times and so I get suspicious whenever I hear of two sides staring across a divide. Take the Great Pickle Ball Controversy. I decided I wanted to hear for myself what it sounded like. A quick google search produced several videos, and my immediate reaction was, “Whoa! That’s loud!” But more to the point I learned this debate is not limited to our wee village — it is a major issue across North America. Towns have responded by curtailing court hours, installing sound barriers and requiring players to use rackets and balls that muffle the noise. Did our town do this?

Whatever the case, in these polarizing times, we need to judge less and listen more — in this case to the sound of pickleball.

Kathy Belicki