Release Date: April 2, 2021
Paducah Parks & Recreation is working with Mattco Striping, LLC to provide permanent markings for two pickleball courts at the Noble Park Tennis Courts.
Currently, Noble Park has five full-size tennis courts and two junior tennis courts. Pickleball players have been using the junior tennis courts for the fast-paced sport that is growing in popularity. On Monday, April 5, the nets at the junior courts will be removed. Permanent paint will be added to define boundaries for pickleball and junior tennis. The work will take a couple of days, weather-permitting. Once the paint is dry, the nets will be reinstalled and the courts reopened.
Parks & Recreation Department Director Amie Clark said, “A pickleball court is slightly larger than the existing junior tennis court. Our local pickleball enthusiasts have been using tape to mark the boundaries. This work will provide permanent markings so that junior tennis or pickleball can be played.”
Pickleball combines the elements of tennis, racquetball, badminton, and ping-pong. It can be played indoors or outdoors on a court that is smaller than a tennis court using a slightly modified tennis net. Players use a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.