Pickleball court construction underway at East Port Park

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Construction started last week to install four permanent pickleball courts in the lower level parking lot at East Port Park. The project has a 60 to 90 day timeline. Residents are asked to follow posted signage and fencing during construction.

This project has been in the works for several years due to the growing popularity of pickleball within the community. Tennis Court No. 6 has been converted to accommodate two pickleball courts until the new courts are completed.

The Canyon Lake Pickleball Club Social Play days are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 10 p.m.; open play is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 10 a.m. Social Mixers are held monthly on the third Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.

For more information about the Pickleball Club or lessons, call Terry Loy at 951-244-6864 or Sandy Kan at 951-244-4259.

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is played with a paddle and a baseball size wiffleball.

According to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association’s 2015 Participant Report, pickleball participations was at 2.46 million in 2014. For more information about pickleball, visit the USA Pickleball Association website at usapa.org

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