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Add Pickleball to Your Repertoire

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Many Grand Slam clients building half-court basketball courts in their backyard know that they want multi-sport capability. Today, one of the most popular options is adding boundary markings and a net for pickleball.

A standard half-court for basketball is 30’ x 50’, so the 20’ x 44’ standard pickleball court fits nicely within that space.  Add a low net similar to one used for tennis, and you are in business.

Why is pickleball so popular? There are several aspects of the game that make it a favorite.

It’s a Racket Game that Requires Limited Space—You could fit four pickleball courts inside a standard tennis court. Those who enjoy racket games do not need a lot of space for a pickleball court.

It’s a Social Game—Two to four players can enjoy playing together.

It’s a Game for All Ages—The rules are easy to learn, and because the court is small everyone from children to seniors can play—and play together! The game can be fast-paced and fun when the players have honed their skills. But, it can also be played at a slower pace. The rackets are small enough and light enough for kids, and you don’t need a long stride to cover the court. The game is played with a “wiffle” ball, so it’s not as likely to sail into the neighbor’s yard.

Having a pickleball court in your backyard may make your home a popular neighborhood hangout spot, but there are now many communities with pickleball leagues that typically meet in parks and recreational areas. If you want to see what this sport is all about, search online for pickleball courts near you. Once you experience this game, you’ll want your own pickleball court in your backyard. Give Grand Slam a call for a quote.

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