Unless you have been living, fortunately, under a rock for the past few years you know about pickleball. What can stop this diabolical take over by a game with an unfortunately silly name? Lights.

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Yes, Canyon, Texas Is The Latest To Jump In On Pickleball

The pickleball epidemic's slow spread has finally reached out for the small Texas panhandle community of Canyon, Texas. Where once you might have found a skate park, or tennis courts; you now will find pickleball courts.

If you have found yourself dwelling peacefully under the aforementioned rock, I'll clue you in on what pickleball is. Imagine all the games that involve a net and a ball had a love child. That's pickleball, and it's taking over.

An announcement was made recently by the City of Canyon that the community's new pickleball courts were finally going to be open to the public. Pickleball enthusiasts cheered.

Then, came the correction.

Seriously, There Is Pickleball In Canyon, Texas

There really are pickleball courts. It's true. However, the opening of the courts had to be delayed because of a slight issue with a key component of all public "courts."

The lights.

A correction was issued on social media after the announcement was made that the courts were open. Apparently, there was an issue with the lights. That issue would need to be addressed before the courts were officially open for your pickleballing enjoyment.

Typing that just feels...odd. Pickleball is such an unfortunate name for a sport.

The Good News Is That You Can Play Pickleball In Canyon, Texas

Congrats to Canyon, Texas. You keep growing, and improving. You have new parks being constructed. You have pickleball courts. You have a nice community that you continue to improve.

When it comes to the sport of pickleball, the statement issued by the City of Canyon did point out that you don't need a reservation, and the courts are free to use.

Enjoy your pickleball courts, Canyon.

Amarillo and Canyon Farmer's Markets

Amarillo and Canyon have some great community and farmers' markets.

They take place in the summer into early fall. It's an opportunity to find fresh produce, one-of-a-kind items, jams, jellies, bread, and more.

If you haven't had a chance to visit you should.

Canyon Farmers Market - Square in Canyon
Saturdays 8am-12pm

Amarillo Community Market - 1000 S. Polk St.
Saturdays 8am - 12:30pm

Golden Spread Farmers Market - 3701 Plains Blvd. Parking Lot
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 7 am until sell out.
Early in the season of this market produce is scarce as the season moves on and crops are harvested, you'll see more and more of your favorite veggies.

The Abandoned School House Outside of Canyon, Texas

This was once the Jowell School. Built in 1901, the building was the cornerstone of the teeny tiny farming community of Jowell.

The building had been rebuilt and restored in the late '80s or 90s before vandals destroyed it in an act of arson. What remains of the Jowell School sits in a desolate part of rolling farmland between the small towns of Canyon and Happy, Texas.

Courthouses of the Texas Panhandle

The beautiful courthouses of the Texas Panhandle.

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