The Canal Walk Board of Directors and the Canal Walk residents approved the construction of four new pickleball courts which were opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 1st, 2018.The new courts, which are state of the art, can accommodate a total of sixteen players at a time.These courts are exclusively for pickleball and are open from 8:00AM until dusk seven days a week.Guests are welcome in accordance with the Canal Walk guest policy. Donated paddles and pickleballs are available on the courts for Canal Walk residents who would like to learn the game.
Pickleball is becoming very popular across the US. It is a wonderful sport for seniors due to the small court size (one-third of a tennis court area), smaller racquet (one-half the size of a tennis racquet), slower-moving (wiffle) ball, short games, and low cost. Good reaction time and hand-eye coordination are essential. Mixed doubles is very popular and is a lot of fun. Pickleball is easy to learn and the teams are frequently rotated to provide a varied and sociable experience. The official pickleball rules can be found here: http://www.usapa.org/ifp-official-rules/