Recreation Trends

What is Pickleball?Tennis & Pickleball Courts

Pickleball is a paddle sport that was created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into  aquick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The tennis courts at Pleasant View Park were resurfaced in May of 2019 and now include dual lines for both tennis and pickleball. Converter straps were added to one of the courts to help lower the net to the desired pickleball height. Signs are posted at the courts to inform players of the correct net height. Many have asked what the sport of pickleball is all about, so we provided some information and resources here on this page, including the appropriate net heights. If you’d like to contribute your ideas or offer your support for designated courts in the future, please email or call 717-766-0178.  

Basics on Pickleball

  • A fun sport combining elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong 
  • Played on a badminton-sized court (20’ wide by 44’ long, about 1/4 of a tennis court) with a slightly  modified tennis net.
  • Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.
  • Played as doubles or singles.
  • The pickleball court
  • Quick Overview of Game Rules (USAPA Rules)
  • Visit the "Places-2-Play" to find local courts


Trends in Recreation - January, 2020

  • Killing Weeds Without Glyphosate
  • Virtual Programs
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • Rec Centers/Parks Become Wellness Hubs
  • Adult Recess
  • Cause-Related Programs
  • Emountain bikes, escooters
  • Composting
  • Drones, Beacon Counters, GPS
  • Meet-up Groups
  • Animal Yoga (pig yoga, goat yoga, dog yoga, etc.)

NRPA Top Trends in Parks & Recreation Expanded

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