Grapevine installs new pickleball courts

(Graphic by Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)
(Graphic by Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)

(Graphic by Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department finished installing four new pickleball courts at Dove Park in February.

“The game is a growing sport,” Chris Smith, deputy director for the department, said in an email.

The idea to add designated pickleball space came from resident demand, officials said. The popularity of the sport was seen at The REC of Grapevine on days where gym time was reserved for pickleball open play, Smith said.

Following this, the department received council approval to move the sand volleyball courts at Dove and add new pickleball courts in the space instead.

In addition to these courts, two pickleball courts have been lined at the Dove and Heritage parks’ tennis courts, Smith said. However, the Dove Park courts are the only “dedicated outdoor” pickleball courts built specifically for the sport.


“We already have a lot of activity at the new pickleball courts,” Smith said.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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