Breckinridge, Minnesota: Possibility of 4 New Pickleball Courts

Julie Bezenek, in, writes:

Reed Johnson, Breckenridge City Council, discussed possibly putting pickleball courts where the existing city tennis courts are located, near the aquatic center and high school. Four courts could be created, leaving two tennis courts for use. 

Public Services Director Neil Crocker discussed the various options that Building Official Joel Hoistad has drawn up along with potential associated costs. There is money already approved and budgeted, Crocker reported, which would be available in the capital outlay fund for such a project. Construction would entail a mill and overlay process followed by sealing and paint of the courts themselves and updating poles in the ground and new nets.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in Minnesota, the United States and internationally. It is a paddle sport using a badminton-sized court and a tennis-style net played with a whiffle ball. The elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong for appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels. It is a non-contact sport that does not require nearly as much running or ground cover as tennis.

The next meeting of the Active Living Committee will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 13 at Breckenridge City Hall.

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