The $77,000 project includes a paved 102-foot-by-64-foot playing area divided into three courts, according to a news release. Weekley Community Center was previously located in Precinct 3, which funded the project, but was moved to Precinct 4 after redistricting last year. Precinct 4 oversaw construction, which began in May.
Officials said the community center will regularly offer pickleball lessons and lend equipment to residents. The sport combines elements of ping pong, tennis and badminton.
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.