Proposal to convert 29th street tennis court to pickleball
Update: August 16, 2016
As of September 19, 2016, The tennis courts at 29th Street Park are muti-use courts for tennis and pickleball. The time and day restrictions for pickleball players has been lifted.
Both tennis and pickleball players will respect the first come, first served principle and limit their playing time to 30 minutes when others are waiting to play.
The decision to make the tennis courts multi-use comes following a request from the pickleball community to designate one of the courts at 29th Street Park for pickleball use only. After public consultation, the District arrived at the decision that multi-use courts allow the most flexibility and make the best use of the space, similar to the model of shared-use for sports fields. As tennis courts are upgraded throughout the district, they will be lined for multi-use as demand for pickleball increases.
For more information, please contact:
Ian Haras, Manager of Park Operations
Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis and played on a 22x44 foot court similar to a doubles badminton court. Players use a solid paddle to hit a perforated ball over a net.
The popularity of pickleball is increasing, and participation in the sport is on the rise.
District staff have been approached by a group of pickleball players requesting more playing time on the tennis courts at 29th Street.
Currently, pickleball is allowed on these courts from 1–3 p.m on Wednesdays only. The players are requesting that pickleball be allowed on the courts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9–11 a.m.
They have also requested to explore the possibility of permanently converting the South tennis court in the 29th Street Park to two pickleball courts.