After many requests from pickleball enthusiasts, The City of Scottsdale Parks and Recreation department announced August 18th, 2015 at a public meeting that it plans to convert two tennis courts into eight pickleball courts. The public meeting was called to address a mass amount of e-mails received by the city from Scottsdale residents complaining there weren’t enough public pickleball courts in the city. A crowd of 60 athletes attended the meeting at Mustang Library to enthusiastically hear the news they had been waiting for.
Two tennis courts will be converted to eight pickball courts at Cholla Park, 11320 E. Via Linda Road, in Scottsdale Ranch Park. The money being used for the renovation is from a Recreation Amenity account.
“Parks and recreation will be monitoring pickleball play/attendance at the future outdoor pickleball courts at Cholla Park to evaluate the future need for aditional pickleball courts in the community,” states Kira Peters, parks and recreation manager. “We are fortunate to have other neighborhood park tennis courts that offer a potential pickleball conversion option similar to Cholla Park, however, there are many factors to be considered, most importantly other Scottsdale citizens that use the parks/courts outside of Pickleball.”
Learn more about the sport of Pickleball at www.usapa.org .
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