Montgomery County Parks celebrated the dedication of 6 Pickleball courts at Bauer Drive Local Park
Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports both in Montgomery County, and nationally. Pickleball is a fun, fast-paced, but low-impact sport that is a combination of several classic games – badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It’s played on either a shared court with tennis (players use existing net or bring their own net) or a dedicated court with a tennis-like net that is 34 inches high. The sport uses paddles slightly larger than ping pong, and a plastic whiffle ball. Pickleball is easy for beginners of all ages to learn and often becomes very competitive among experienced players. Pickleball provides opportunities for active and social experiences. The sport was earlier limited to indoor recreation centers, but there has been a rising demand for outdoor play facilities.
This court will have an Open Play concept, where you show up and can rotate in. You would state your play level (beginner, intermediate, expert), you’ll be match to a game on your level, put your pad on the fence to save your place and socialize while you wait for a game.
Come out and enjoy yourself at the park with some Pickleball Playtime! There are multiple locations throughout the county.
Visit MontgomeryParks.org/Pickleball to discover more information.
Check out Pickleball play on the new courts below, or on MMC’s YouTube channel and subscribe!