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Pickleball Players Team Up to Open 10-Court Facility in Anne Arundel County

Maryland entrepreneur Timothy Schnupp has partnered with investors Jimmy Hall and Sonny Tannan, both highly recognized and accomplished players and coaches in the pickleball community, to operate a 10-court facility within I-97 Business Park, a 67-acre business community developed and managed by St. John Properties, Inc. in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County. 

Plans are underway for the Phase I opening this summer of The Dink of Severna Park within 22,917 square feet at 254 Najoles Rd. in Millersville, MD. Michael Tait of St. John Properties represented the landlord and Transwestern’s Chase Bourdelaise and Ian Deihle represented the tenant. 

Schnupp became passionate about pickleball after a neighbor asked him to participate in his community’s local league, which started with six people but quickly ballooned to 120 local residents. “An individual does not need to be freakishly athletic to excel at the sport because the court is relatively small and the ball travels much slower than other racquet-based games,” he said.  


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