Manchester’s new pickleball and tennis courts are ready for operation.
Doug Foley, director of parks and recreation for the city of Manchester, says he has been working on this project at Tirrill Park since last year.
The new courts replace the old tennis courts that were at Tirrill Park for years.
PIckleball has become a popular sport in Manchester and across the region in recent years. It is a sport of paddleball that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis, with two or four players using paddles to hit a ball – similar to a wiffle ball – over a net. And it’s a game that all ages enjoy.
Courts are first come, first served – no reservations will be taken. If people are waiting to play, please limit your playing time to one hour. If you need pickleball paddles or balls, 5K Sports & More in Manchester has them.
Foley says there’s still a bit of work to be done in this area – they need to grow the grass and set up tables for people to sit and watch – but the courts are ready to go, so get out and enjoy!
photos courtesy of the City of Manchester