Volume 16, Number 7
Area residents are invited to the grand opening of Wake Forest’s new Flaherty Park pickleball courts at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 27. The four outdoor lighted courts are near the Flaherty Park tennis courts at 1226 North White Street.
Sponsored by Orthopedic Physical Therapy Associates, the grand opening celebration will include a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by drinks, light refreshments and demonstrations by local players.
A capital improvement project, the construction of the four dedicated pickleball courts was approved by the town board as part of the 2016-17 budget at a total cost of $122,000.
Considered one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, pickleball is a low impact paddle sport played on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net, a large ping-pong like paddle and a plastic whiffle ball. Created for all ages and skill levels, the simple rules of the game make it easy for beginners to learn, yet fast-paced and competitive for more advanced players.
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department offers winter Pickleball Leagues for intermediate and advanced players. For more information about these leagues, contact Recreation Specialist Meghan Hawkins at 919-435-9457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.