Pickleball is a fast paced paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. It involves playing on court with
same dimensions as a badminton court with a hard paddle and perforated, plastic ball (whiffle ball). Very little instruction is needed with
most people able to play a regular game on their first day. It is played by people of all ages. It is a low impact sport which is easy on the joints
compared to other competitive sports. For a quick summary of the rules of the game, www.usapa.org/rules-summary.

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and according to USAPA (USA Pickleball Association), there are over
400,000 players in the United States and pickleball is being played in all 50 states.

Two of the four tennis courts at Whispering PInes City Park have been adapted to play pickleball as well as tennis. Don't have a paddle?
No worries, the Park Administration Office has paddles and balls to lend to patrons to play. During the evening our courts are well lit for a
game after work! Come play the game that everyone is talking about!

Pickleball is offered at our tennis courts and are on a first come first use basis. The courts are open Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am -
8:30 pm and on Friday - Sunday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The courts are opened every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. There
is not fee to play!

For more information or questions, please call Whispering Pines City Park Administration office at 352-726-3913.