What is Pickleball?
Pickleball Court Layout
A pickleball court is the same size as a doubles badminton court and measures 20×44 feet. In pickleball, the same court is used for both singles and doubles play. The net height is 36 inches at the sidelines and 34 inches in the middle. The court is striped similar to a tennis court with right and left service courts and a 7-foot non-volley zone in front of the net (referred to as the “kitchen”). Courts can be constructed specifically for pickleball or they can be converted using existing tennis or badminton courts.
Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day and only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week. Additionally, Only 35 – 44% of adults 75 years or older are physically active, and 28-34% of adults ages 65-74 are physically active (https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/resource-center/facts-and-statistics/index.html) . The Town Farm location is ideal for courts as it is equipped with lights that can be turned on during evening hours, thereby extending the timeframe available for evening play.
The Town Farm Renovation Committee is very grateful to the US Pickleball Association for providing a letter of support for our grant application and to the Tiverton Pickle Ballers who have provided guidance on the project.