Roy's new pickleball courts to open this summer

Due to demand, Roy has funded four outdoor pickleball courts at Emma Russell Park, 5700 S. 4300 West. Weather permitting, their grand opening should be some time in June. Three indoor pickleball courts have also been added at the Roy Recreation Complex.

ROY — Pickleball, a sport that blends tennis, badminton and ping-pong, has arrived in Weber County’s second-largest city.

In early April, the Roy Recreation Complex at 2150 W. 4700 South refurbished its full-size indoor basketball court and added lines for three pickleball courts on the same surface.

Weather permitting, four outdoor pickleball courts should be ready for use at Emma Russell Park, 5700 S. 4300 West, some time this June.

Roy City Recreation Supervisor Jody Call said the city has seen rising demand for pickleball courts.

“Our senior citizens reached out to us for a place to play pickleball,” Call said.

The game can be played with singles or doubles, using a small tennis court, paddles and plastic balls with holes. Call said to stay tuned for the outdoor courts’ grand opening at a date still to be determined. 

“Pickleball leagues are something we’re entertaining but have nothing set right now,” Call said. “We’re focusing on the grand opening this summer, and for now, open play will be the premise.”

Contact reporter Cathy McKitrick at 801-625-4214 or cmckitrick@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @catmck.

 

 

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