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High Point Pickleball - Join the fun!

High Point has eight outdoor regulation Pickleball courts. 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.


Grab a Paddle.....Spring open play dates:

(Enjoy extended play time and meeting fellow pickleball fans! $5.00 fee per player)

MONDAYS, starting at 9:30am

WEDNESDAYS, starting at 7:30pm 

FRIDAY NIGHTS from 6:30pm to 9:00pm during select Fridays each month

SATURDAYS from 12:00pm - 3:00pm 


Join a Teen/Adult Beginner Pickleball Class! 

This Introductory class is for players with little or no Pickleball experience. Emphasis is to introduce the game, keeping score and general strokes.


 

Pickleball Rocks With Yellow Ball Black BackgroundPickleball 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) 941-7170.

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

Pickleball 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! 

 
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