Pickleball came onto the scene quickly, and now it's one of the most requested items for private clients and municipalities alike. Requiring less space that a traditional tennis court it can be a fun and useful addition to any project!
Indoor combination Pickleball and Basketball court
Just a few years back here in Texas, many had never heard of or played pickleball. Now many court owners are opting to add pickleball lines to their existing tennis facilities, or convert their unused tennis courts into several pickleball courts.
Fun facts from the Annapolis Pickleball Club:
Pickleball was invented in 1965 by three fathers from Bainbridge Island, Washington to entertain their kids. Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum made the equipment for the game by hand from items they had lying around the house and used rules from the games of tennis, badminton, and table tennis to create a fun new game for their families to enjoy.
*Copyright Annapolis Pickleball Club, January 1, 2023
Annapolis Pickleball Club is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization located at 1011 Bay Ridge Ave. #118, Annapolis, MD 21403
Is pickleball the right amenity to add to your facility? Consider the following:
The physical space is a huge factor.
A regulation pickleball court is 20'x44' with a minimum play area of 30'x60' and a preferred playing area of 40'x64'. A tennis court stiped for doubles requires 36'x78' and a minimum play area of 60'x120'.
Because a pickleball court is significantly smaller that a tennis court, the savings in material add up! A pickleball court can give your facility something extra, and super FUN, without the full financial burden of a tennis court.
Do you have a tennis court that's seen better days? A regulation doubles tennis court can be striped for 4 pickleball courts (SEE RENDERING BELOW). Resurfacing an existing tennis court and striping for pickleball can breath new life into a relatively unused space! If striping for a combination court, using complimenting, but different color lines, can make line distinction easier for your players.
The past several years have seen many neighborhoods and clubhouses revive their unused tennis courts into fully booked pickleball courts! Families, friends, and people of all ages are enjoying this new trend and there is no end to the growth of the sport!
Call us today to discuss how we can help you build the courts of your dreams!