Athletes of all ages and abilities can soon play one of America’s fastest-growing sports at the Richard & Meg Weekley Community Center in Cypress.
Construction on the $77,000 project began in May. It includes a paved 102-by-64-foot playing area divided into three courts, plus a nearby picnic bench. Once the courts open, Weekley Community Center will continue to provide regular pickleball lessons and lend equipment.
The project was funded by Precinct 3, and Precinct 4 built the courts. Weekley Community Center was formerly in Precinct 3 but moved to Precinct 4 following redistricting in 2021.
Pickleball, a combination of ping pong, tennis, and badminton, is one of America’s fastest-growing sports, with 4.8 million players, according to The Sports & Fitness Industry Association.
For more information, visit USA Pickleball, the sport’s governing body, at usapickleball.org/.