COLORADO SPRINGS – El Paso County Parks and the Pikes Peak Pickleball Association have teamed up to set up twelve new pickleball courts right here in El Paso County.
With help from the Pikes Peak Pickleball Association, El Paso County Parks renovated four run-down tennis courts into twelve new pickleball courts. The Pikes Peak Pickleball Association was able to give El Paso County $ 100,000 to make this happen and a $ 20,000 El Pomar grant was also used to fund this great project.
“Of course it’s a team effort. We started in 2019, planning this project, and together with our partner, Pikes Peak Pickleball Association and El Pomar, we also provided funding. It’s a great team effort to get there, ”said Joe Johnson / Pikes Peak Pickleball Association President.
People are excited about a new outdoor activity.
“It’s a great sport. We have over 1,300 members in our association right now. We offer free lessons. Pickleball is a combination of badminton, ping-pong and table tennis on one court, ”said Brian Bobeck, manager of the park’s operations division.
The grounds will allow community members to get active and play pickleball. From now on, the twelve fields are open to the public to play. However, later El Paso County will take reservations for the courts to be used for larger events. For more information on pickleball, go here.