Pickleball is coming to Ludington today in a major way. They are replacing the three, old, hardly used, tennis courts that sit within the fences of Oriole field in Ludington. These eight, brand new, shorter, Pickleball courts will have their unveiling this afternoon.
Pickleball is basically short court tennis that requires less running. NBC news calls it the nations fastest growing sport. $62,000 was raised in just over a year for the new courts, most by individual donations. One business even reportedly donated a $10,000 gift.
More is in-store for the new Pickleball hotspot, MOM news talked with area pickle ball enthusiasts Bev Hamman and Taryn Raven “In phase 2 we will have wind screens put up by next spring. We even want to add a shed for equipment.“ The two women that are members of the Facebook group 'Ludington Area Pickleball' go on to say, “The sport is great, we love meeting new people! We started with 35ppl an now its up to 90 names!“
The courts reside alongside Tinkham ave just inside the Oriole field fences in place of the old tennis courts. The unveiling starts today at 330 and a pot luck is scheduled for 530.