Windsor Opens Northern Colorado’s Largest Outdoor Pickleball Courts
Pickleball is the latest sport sweeping the nation. The multi-age, multi-player sport incorporates aspects of ping pong, tennis and badminton.
In November, the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department converted the underutilized hockey rinks at Main Park into six Pickleball courts. The new courts are the first in Windsor and the largest outdoor Pickleball courts in Northern Colorado.
“The six new outdoor courts are the best in the area,” said Charlotte Jorgensen, Windsor’s United States Pickleball Association ambassador.
Local Pickleball players, the Windsor Picklers, are excited about the opportunities the new courts provide.
“The new outdoor courts will give us the opportunity to offer classes and clinics to teach and share with all age groups the game of Pickleball,” added Jorgensen.
The project was community driven from start to finish.
“Local Pickleball players worked hand-in-hand with staff from start to finish,” said Eric Lucas, director of Parks, Recreation & Culture. “And, more than 30 players collectively donated $5,000 to fund the courts.
“This project is a great example of what we can accomplish when our community works together.”
The Pickleball courts are located at 300 Locust Street, and will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, free of charge, weather permitting. A court reservation process and use fees will begin in spring 2017.