Do you want to play a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong? If you answered yes .. the game of pickleball might be just what you are looking for. Pickleball can be played as doubles or singles.
Lochmere offers 2 courts at the Highlands facility located at 200 Loch Highlands Drive. These courts are marked for pickleball as well as tennis. Courts should be reserved using the Court Scheduler on Lochmere’s website .. Just click HERE (you must be signed in to your account). Please remember to designate that you are reserving the courts for pickleball.
Rules for court usage are posted at the courts. All players should abide by the rules. Please remember:
- Pets are not permitted on the courts.
- No alcoholic beverages, food, or glass are permitted on the courts or inside the tennis gate.
- Smoking and vaping is not permitted on the property.
- Proper tennis attire is required. Shoes that mark the courts are not allowed. No sports bras are allowed without a cover-up. Shirts must be worn at all times.
Since it is known to be easier on the joints than tennis, pickleball is very popular with older players. However, whether it is at a fast pace of competition or a slower pace for beginners and older players, it is a game that can be fun for any age: young, old or in-between.
When playing pickleball, each player needs a pickleball paddle, which is smaller than a tennis racquet but larger than a ping-pong paddle. Players will also need to bring their own pickleballs. The ball is unique, with holes through it like a whiffle ball. For more information about pickleball, please visit the USA Pickleball website HERE.
In an effort to ensure we are providing modern amenities to the residents of Lochmere, in August 2020 the Lochmere Recreation Committee and the Board of Directors asked Lochmere residents to complete a survey regarding pickleball court usage and their hopes for more courts.
The results of the Pickleball Survey were received and reviewed by the Recreation Committee and the Board of Directors. No decisions have been made at this time. We continue to investigate options.
To view the results of the survey, please visit HERE.