Pickleball

 

Pickleball Tourney2024 Wake Forest Spring Pickleball Tournament
Friday-Sunday, May 3-5

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and the Wake Forest Pickleball Club will host the 2024 Wake Forest Spring Pickleball Tournament Friday-Sunday, May 3-5, at the Flaherty Park Tennis Complex, 1226 N. White St.

The entry fee is $45 per player, plus $10 for each additional event.

Registration is underway. No registrations will be accepted on the day of the tournament.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, email Sandy Brasseale.

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Save the Date

2024 Wake Forest 4th Annual Fall Classic
October 4-6

Complete details coming later this year.

 

Fundraising MeterFlaherty Park Pickleball Court renovations

The Flaherty Park Pickleball Courts, 1226 N. White St., recently underwent three phases of renovations. 

Phase one included grading and concrete work to help ensure a smooth surface and positive water drainage, while phase two featured the installation of new bleachers, fencing, paddle rack, and memorial bench.

The final phase featured the installation of a shade structure.

The Wake Forest Pickleball Club hosts hosts tournaments throughout the year to raise money for improvements to the Flaherty Park Pickleball Courts. To date, these tournaments have raised over $28,000.

 

People playing Kickball on the Pickle Ball Courts

Pickleball in Wake Forest

Pickleball began in Wake Forest in 2009 on one chalked tennis court. Today, the sport has grown to include three indoor courts at Flaherty Park Community Center, four dedicated outdoor courts at Flaherty Park, and three indoor courts at Joyner Park Community Center. 

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department partners with the Wake Forest Pickleball Club to offer clinics for beginners and leagues for more advanced players. In fact, since January 2022, the WF Pickleball Club has taught the sport to 300 new pickleballers. 

 

What is Pickleball?

Considered one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court with a plastic ball and paddle.

The game is easy to learn and can be played as singles or doubles, indoors or outdoors.

 

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
919-435-9560
Location

Joyner Park Community Center
701 Harris Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587