Thank you to everyone who provided input on a proposal to add lines for Pickleball to the Shoreline Park tennis courts in 2020 and possibly others in the future. Your responses and comments are being compiled and evaluated. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Shoreline Park Tennis Courts (current)
Shoreview Park combined tennis & Pickleball courts
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America and has demonstrated increasing need for locations to play in Shoreline. According to the Sports&Fitness Industry Association 2018 Pickleball Participant Report Pickleball has 3.1 million players nationwide which reflects a 12% increase over 2017.
Pickleball is a court sport played on a badminton-sized court with the net set to a height of 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic ball like a Whiffle ball and paddles about twice the size of ping-pong paddles. It can be played indoors or outdoors and is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Pickleball can be played on tennis courts with specific Pickleball lines. Up to four Pickleball courts can be fit onto a single tennis court.
In 2019 Shoreline overlaid permanent Pickleball lines on four of the tennis courts at Shoreview Park making them usable for both sports. Currently, Pickleball players use temporary tape to mark Pickleball lines on other tennis courts in Shoreline.
Shoreline Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services is proposing to overlay permanent Pickleball lines on the tennis courts in Shoreline Park in 2020 and possibly others in the future. The courts would be usable for both sports.
- How to play Pickleball video
- Pickleball court layout
- More information on overlaying pickleball courts on tennis courts
Comments or questions
Eric Friedli, PRCS Director