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Pickleball offered at High Point!

We are pleased to announce that eight outdoor regulation Pickleball courts are available by reservation at High Point. These represent the City’s first outdoor Pickleball courts. Individuals of all ages and skill levels are welcome to reserve a court and to learn more about this popular sport.


Open Play Mixers Available:

Check out our drop-in events; no reservation required. Basic instruction available to those interested in this popular sport. Fee per player is $5.00 and covers up to 3 hours of play and includes court fee and balls.

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

 

Saturdays
1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Sundays
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.


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Regular Court Rental Fees

$3.00 for residents; $4.00 for non-residents per session of play (1.5 hours). For more information or to reserve a court, please call (972) 941-7170option 4.

Equipment

Pickleball requires a paddle and a perforated plastic ball (similar to wiffleball). We have demos available to borrow at no charge. High Point will be carrying both paddles and balls in the near future for sale.

 
History of pickleball

2017 marks the 52nd anniversary of pickleball, as it was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, by three enterprising dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum. Their children were bored with their usual summertime activities. It evolved from the original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout North America and is now taking off in other parts of the world.

The origin of the game’s name is thought to be derived from the co-inventors’ family cocker spaniel, “Pickles,” who loved to chase stray balls and hide them in the bushes. However, according to Joel Pritchard's wife (Joan), she started calling the game pickleball because “the combination of different sports reminded me of the pickle boat in crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Virtually every state and Canadian province has pickleball venues.Currently, the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) is tracking over 200,000 pickleball players and 12,668 pickleball courts in North America, with an average of 76 new places to play pickleball debuting across the U.S. and Canada each month! 

 
How to play pickleball: