The battle over the use of tennis courts in the Sturgeon Bay for pickleball play may have a more permanent solution by next year. Pickleball, the reportedly fastest growing sport in America, has made for long discussions at the recent city council and park and recreation committee meetings. Mike Barker, municipal services director, shares the city’s plan for this summer.
Barker adds that the plan is to give pickleball players permanent courts in 2020 if a $40,000 budget request is approved.
Pickleball courts dimensions are about a fourth of the size of a full tennis court. Players will continue to use the temporary nets and lines on the court this summer at Sunset Park, according to Barker.