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Ask Us: How many City Park tennis courts are being replaced with pickleball courts?

Editor’s note: Ask Us is a weekly feature published online on Mondays. We’ll seek to answer your questions about items or trends in Rowan County. Have a question? Email it to askus@salisburypost.com.

By Samuel Motley
intern@salisburypost.com

A Post reader asked for details on the conversion of two tennis courts at City Park to pickleball courts and if the repurposing is necessary.

Currently, there are six tennis courts in City Park. After two of the courts are converted, four tennis courts will remain. The conversion will add six permanent pickleball courts at the park.

The plan was approved by Salisbury’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, said Nick Aceves, parks and recreation director. The plan is now moving to the next stage, implementation, he said.

The courts will be the city’s first permanent pickleball courts, he added.

The city is currently using temporary courts at Hall Gym, Aceves said. However, the courts are available for only a “small amount of time during the week.” The courts are usually used for basketball the rest of the time, Aceves said.

The park has met the needs of tennis players, Aceves said, and now it will meet the demands of pickleball players. The courts will meet the demands of a wider scope of the community, he said.

Aveces said pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the country.

Contact newsroom intern Samuel Motley at intern@salisburypost.com.

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