The City will launch a pilot pickleball program on September 28, 2019. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong.
On opening day, there will be pickleball enthusiasts on hand from 8-9 a.m. to provide brief introductions and lessons on the sport. In addition, paddles and balls for visitors will be provided.
While the Parks and Recreation Commission looks for a permanent court option, pickleball will be played on the basketball court next to the La Cañada Flintridge Skate Park, at 4490 Cornishon Ave. Pickleball hours of operation will be Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m.
The program is seeking ambassadors to serve at the temporary court during operating hours. Ambassador duties will include handing out City-provided equipment and teaching beginners how to play the game. Residents also are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Those interested in volunteering can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program was initiated by resident Bill Koury, who presented the idea for pickleball to the Parks and Recreation Commission in December 2018. Since then, the Commission has heard from a pickleball expert, reviewed various court possibilities and decided to proceed with a temporary option until a permanent location is decided upon.
For more information, please contact Arabo Parseghian at email@example.com.