Good news, bad news for Pickleball. San Ramon has finally started looking to add new courts to the city. They are considering taking tennis courts at Central Park and converting them to Pickleball courts. Not all the courts, but whatever they do it will help. The city of Walnut Creek came down hard at Rudgear Park through the neighbors complaints about the noise and parking in driveways. They had stopped play for a while but are now back to playing there and are scheduling meetings with the neighborhood and Pickleball group to see what resolutions can be made to please everyone. People have also been complaining to the city of Danville over the money that was allocated to build courts at Osage Park. The city council meeting got very heated at times when both sides came to plead their case. No resolution to that yet and still to be determined. Muirwood Park in Pleasanton is getting close to opening the new courts that are being constructed. As of this writing, the second coat on the courts are in and the nets and posts were being installed. This should open soon to play. Clubsport in San Ramon have finally opened the courts to play on. You have to be a member, but can go as a guest. Not sure of the guest fee to pay. Please know if you are a tennis player that those of us that play Pickleball do not want to take your space, but Pickleball players don't have enough courts to play on and it seems that there are more Pickleball players as there are tennis players and that is why the cities are trying to get more courts for us to play on. Let me know if you have any questions that I can try to answer. See you on the courts.
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PICKLE BALL BASICS
Pickle Ball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis.
Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball (similar to a whiffle ball) over a net.
The sport shares features of other racquet sports, the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications.
Check out this YouTube instructional video on How To Play!
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