The City of Prescott has offered to match up to $25,000 to help build the Prescott Pickleball Courts at Pioneer Park. November 8th, the Prescott City Council unanimously approved the $25,000 matching funds. The goal is to raise the funds quickly so that construction can begin in January 2017 with a hopeful opening in April.otels. Mayor Oberg has joined the Pickle People! He and all of the Council see the real value of public courts for the community. Tourists will come to Prescott to play in tournaments. This will be a boon to local businesses and h
Councilwoman Billie Orr said, “There is an unquestionable value to the city bringing this healthy multi-generational sport to Prescott.”
About The Prescott Pickleball Association
The Prescott Pickleball Association is partnering with the City of Prescott to build 8 public Pickleball courts.
There are about 1,000 Pickleball players in the Prescott area. Currently in Prescott, however, the YMCA and Willow Hills Baptist Church are the only locations open to the public.
Pickleball has exploded in growth. In 2011, there were approximately 777 locations and in 2014 there were almost 4100 locations to play in the US. Prescott is the 3rd most popular location for retirees and many of them are playing Pickleball. The Prescott Pickleball Association, or PPA, plan is to raise the funds and have public courts built in Pioneer Park by mid 2017. The PPA has partnered with Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County. PPA donations are tax deductible. The USAPA, United States American Pickleball Association, has 8 Ambassadors in the Prescott area; their task is to advise and grow the sport. There are efforts today to provide training for children, veterans, and people of all ages. Pioneer Park is a beautiful public park with softball, soccer, baseball, and hockey fields. Pickleball will add to the amazing recreational activities available in Prescott.
Please help us build the courts and come and play or come and learn to play. Pickleball is a fun sport for all ages!
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