PITTSBURG, KS – Pickleball, a fun combination of badminton, ping-pong, and tennis, has made its way to Pittsburg. Given its newfound popularity, the west tennis courts by Four Oaks Golf Course will be made into six new Pickleball Courts.
Toby Book, Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Director, is very excited for the new addition. “There’s a strong base of players here in Pittsburg,” he says, highlighting how in demand these courts are.
The project will start, given acceptable weather, the first week of May and should take about a week to complete. A generous donation from Kansas Crossing Casino for $10,000 has helped to expedite the process.
“At Kansas Crossing Casino we like to work hard and play hard,” says Kansas Crossing Casino General Manager Jeff McKain. “We believe that the pickleball courts will be a great addition to the community and are excited by the opportunity to help bring this to the Pittsburg area.”
After this project is complete, the next step is the possible installation of new and upgraded lights for the courts as a whole. It’s been discussed to hold a pickleball tournament to fundraise for this project.
These pickleball courts will be a great new addition to Pittsburg’s extensive roster of recreational facilities.