Work on creating a couple of pickleball courts in Manchester will start later this summer.
As we told you yesterday, the Manchester City Council has approved an agreement with Fehr Graham to renovate the tennis courts at Tirrill Park into pickleball courts.
That’s City Manager Tim Vick, who says pickleball is becoming a popular sport in Manchester and area-wide. It’s a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two or four players use paddles to hit a ball – similar to a wiffle ball – over a net.
But Vick says don’t worry – tennis isn’t completely going away in Manchester.
Vick says the City is hoping to start construction on the new pickleball courts in August.
The project is estimated to cost over $50,000, with the City securing at least one grant to help pay for the cost.
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