Colleyville will soon have eight pickleball courts for residents to enjoy.

Colleyville City Council approved a contractor agreement with CourTex Construction Inc. on April 18 to convert one full basketball court at City Park into four pickleball courts. Cost for the construction is $72,775 and includes 10-foot fencing around the pickleball courts, 4-foot fencing separating the two sets of courts, 6-foot windscreens around the fencing and the cost of resurfacing the courts, according to city documents.

City Park currently has four lighted pickleball courts.

In the fall of 2022, residents began requesting more courts at council meetings and through emails to council, city management and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. A potential solution was temporarily dual-lining one of the city’s tennis courts with lines for pickleball play, but this received opposition as the extra lines may add confusion to players, according to City Manager Jerry Ducay. Sanctioned tournaments and leagues also do not allow play on dual-lined courts, city documents stated.

Dual-striping would only create two additional courts, rather than four.

“We [get] more pickleball courts this way, rather than doing a temporary striping,” Council Member Kathy Wheat said.

The Sports and Fitness Industry Association has named pickleball one of America’s fastest-growing sports from 2019-22. The sport is a mixture of tennis, badminton and Ping-Pong played between two to four players across a net.

Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Escobedo said the project will begin July 10 and will take approximately three to four weeks to complete.