Does Ventnor need more pickleball courts? A growing group of ‘picklers’ think so.
Tennis players are slowly migrating to Pickleball. Tennis still popular, but seemingly has plateaued.
On Jan 13, 2022, Ventnor Commissioners heard from those wanting more Pickleball courts.
This fun game with the weird name has captured our attention.
We haven’t picked up a tennis racket in years. We need more places to play pickleball.
- Relatively easy to learn.
- Have fun on DAY #1.
- More mass appeal. Tennis, less so.
- Attractive to ages 50+.
- More social & fun.
- Less strain on the joints.
- Easier to play. Cheaper too.
Demand for pickleball growing fast.
Question: Why convert 1 tennis court into 4 pickleball courts? Answer: Instead of just 2 tennis players having fun, 16 pickleball players are having fun.
In Pickleball, ‘doubles’ is the norm. Tennis ‘doubles’ seems to be relatively rare.
Think last year was crazy? Wait til Summer 2022. Expect much larger crowds. Longer waits for court time.
No ‘open play’ in tennis, whereas pickleball ‘open play’ is commonplace. During managed open play during the summer, Ventnor keeps 45 picklers happy for 90 minutes.