Wake Forest "Spring into Summer" Pickleball Tournament
Friday-Sunday, May 12-14
The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department and the Wake Forest Pickleball Club will host the Wake Forest "Spring into Summer" Pickleball Tournament Friday-Sunday, May 12-14, at the Flaherty Park Pickleball Courts, 1126 N. White St.
Registration opens March 1.
Tournament proceeds will again be used to make improvements to the Flaherty Park Pickleball Courts. To date, these tournaments have raised over $28,000.
Complete details coming soon!
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, email Sandy Brasseale.
Update - Flaherty Park Pickleball Court renovations
The Flaherty Park Pickleball Courts, 1226 N. White St., were closed in December 2022 for two of three phases of renovations. A temporary closure will also be required in early 2023 for the third and final phase of work.
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 will feature 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.
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.