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Place to Play Pickleball Coming to Upper St. Clair

Pickleball court lines will be permanently drawn on the Baker Park tennis courts.

The rising number of pickleball players in Upper St. Clair will soon have a place to compete.

Thanks to a group of citizens who requested pickleball courts in Upper St. Clair at the Parks and Recreation Board meeting in August, township officials have come up with an inexpensive way to create an area to play.

Permanent lines will be drawn on the two existing tennis courts at Baker Park in the next two weeks. However, the tennis nets will be a little higher than official pickleball nets.

There are lights at the Baker Park courts.

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping pong and racquetball—and is for players of all ages. It's the most popular sport in the Upper St. Clair High School gym classes and it's also offered as a monthly clinic to the 50 and above crowd at the Upper St. Clair Community and Recreation Center.

What are your thoughts on the addition of pickleball lines on the Baker Park tennis courts? Tell us in the comments.

william atwell September 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Wow, can they open some areas where I can go offroading
Maria Miller September 27, 2012 at 03:53 PM
So glad that they are doing this after we spent money for a racket for my son and then they were told that they were not allowed to play at the under-utilized paddle ball courts.
John Rush September 27, 2012 at 04:13 PM
We often have tried to use the courts at Baker to play tennis and every time they are in use by fellow tennis players. They same to always be in use. Can't pickleball be played at an under utilized location?
william atwell September 28, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Let the fights began! Wonder what will happen in the winter will a new bubble be put up so they can play there

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