Officials are considering adding three more pickleball courts at Tasker Park in Peconic.
“We left room there in case we needed to expand,” Supervisor Scott Russell said. “The popularity has exceeded the three courts.”
Pickleball, which is played with a paddle and whiffle ball, combines elements of tennis, badminton and pingpong, and has become common in recent years. READ
Southold Town officials are moving ahead with plans to meet the demand for more pickleball courts in town. READ
In response to the fast-growing popularity of pickleball, Southold Town is considering constructing three courts at Tasker Park in Peconic dedicated solely to the sport, which is played with a small racquet and a whiffle ball.
First, start with the name. Pickleball?
The funny-sounding name notwithstanding, pickleball is a sport, and a growing one at that, its aficionados will tell you.
Pickleball could be the next big thing coming to Southold Town.
The sport — a mix of tennis, ping pong and badminton — could soon be played in the town’s Jean Cochran Park in Peconic. READ
Pat Kazlauskas of Riverhead playing Pickleball at Riley Avenue School last year. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
Just in time for spring, Southold Town residents will be able to enjoy a game of pickleball at Cochran Park. (more…)