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Councilman Gates Hits the Pickleball Court in His Latest Gateway to Phoenix Segment Councilman Gates Hits the Pickleball Court in His Latest Gateway to Phoenix Segment <div class="ExternalClassEE735EDA1C6144B281DCC850316E3319"><p>​<span>Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates visits Sunnyslope Community Center to learn about and try his hand at pickleball, in his latest Gateway to Phoenix segment. </span><span><span></span></span><span>Played with a paddle and plastic ball on a badminton-sized court, the sport combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. He interviews a representative of the USA Pickleball Association, Mary Travis, to learn more about the sport and its growing popularity in Arizona and nationally. <br><br></span><span> <span><span><span><span>The segment currently is viewable on YouTube at: </span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://youtu.be/AGZa6eCIz-M"><span>https://youtu.be/AGZa6eCIz-M<a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1278303/341381/16999/3/"><span> </span></a></span></a><span>and </span><span><span><span><span>will air on PHXTV on Cox Cable Channel 11 for the next several weeks. <br><br></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span>Viewers can reach the District 3 Council Office at 602-262-7441 or by e-mailing </span><a href="mailto:council.district.3@phoenix.gov"></a></span></span></span><a href="mailto:council.district.3@phoenix.gov"><span><span><span><span><span><span>council.district.3@phoenix.gov</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></span><span><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span><span></span><span><span>More council shows are viewable on the city’s YouTube channel accessible from the city website at <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1278303/341381/485/6/"><span>phoenix.gov</span></a>. </span></span></p></div>1/28/2016 6:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405