There’s A New Game in Town and Its A Ball!
A  Pickleball
The Fun Begins June 26, 2017

At The City of Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Lakes Tennis and Aquatics Center
10500 Taft Street City in Pembroke Pines


Pembroke Pines, FL… June 7, 2017…Pickleball has officially come to Pembroke Pines! The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017 with the opening of two Pickleball courts at the Pembroke Lakes Tennis and Aquatics Center, located 10500 Taft Street City in Pembroke Pines.
Lovers of Pickleball, or the curious, may begin reserving courts for singles or doubles games on June 19, 2017 by calling the Tennis and Aquatics Center at 954.431.4146. Pickleball courts will be open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During the summer Monday through Friday hours are 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Courts are lighted for evening play. Reservations are nearly a must, for the popular game “invented to encourage fun” fifty-two years ago in Bainbridge Island, Washington State. Printed instructions on how to play Pickleball will be available at the Tennis Center and staff will be available to provide Pickleball an overview of the game. The key difference between Tennis and Pickleball is one bounce, which must occur on each side of the net before volleys may begin.
Through the years, Pickleball has developed an impressive following due in part to its simplicity and the “fun” times had by players of the game. “Pickleball is fun! It is a social game and easy to learn. Aside from having fun and laughing at ourselves, it is a great physical workout. I walk away feeling refreshed!” said Traci Richards, a Pickleball enthusiast who supervises the Pembroke Lakes Tennis and Aquatics Center. “Pickleball has become wildly popular with families and friends, whose interest was piqued in part due to the game’s “funny name.”
A Pickleball court is 20 foot by 44 foot, half the size of a tennis court and is played with a special Pickleball paddle typically made of wood. The Pickleball has holes similar to a wiffle ball and it is larger than a tennis ball. A net divides the court in half and the slower moving ball makes the game ideal for people of all ages and abilities. “Of course competitive players will find ways to notch up the game, but they too will walk away having had fun,” added Richards. 

Pickleball is fun and is a game everyone can play. Sign up for the most up to date Pembroke Pines Pickleball information, by emailing  Reserve a court by calling the Pembroke Lakes Tennis and Aquatics Center at 954.431.4146.

  • Pickleball:  $3.00

  • Pickle Paddle Rental: $3.00 per session

  • Pickle Ball Court Rental:   Drop in Play $ 5.00, reserving a court is recommended.

  • Purchase A Pickleball Ten Game Punch Card for $30 (a $50 value) *Valid four months from day of purchase.


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Valerie L. Moran,
Publicist Pembroke Pines Media
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