In a pickle: Greenwich pickleball players need more courts, but face opposition

There is a growing challenge in Greenwich for the increasing number of people wanting to take up the game of pickleball. While the sport is growing in popularity, finding places to play is proving difficult.

News 12 Staff

May 10, 2022, 11:19 PM

Updated 742 days ago

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There is a growing challenge in Greenwich for the increasing number of people wanting to take up the game of pickleball. While the sport is growing in popularity, finding places to play is proving difficult.
Members of the Pickleball Advisory Committee say a number of proposed court locations have been rejected for several reasons.
"No matter what we do, wherever we go, the community does not want pickleball in their park, near their homes," said Jody Stuart, of the Greenwich Pickleball Advisory Committee.
People who live nearby say the sport makes more noise than tennis and pickleball players result in more traffic.
"The way they come down the hill bothers me, when they are late for their appointments - they come whipping down the street," said neighbor Marie Salerno.
Funding was taken out of the budget Monday night due to a lack of location. First Selectman Fred Camillo said he will keep trying to help pickleball fans find a place to play.


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