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New Pickleball Courts Closer to Reality

Post Date:05/03/2019 3:20 PM

At its meeting on Tuesday, April 30, the City Council gave direction to City staff to solicit bids for the construction of two new pickleball courts at MLK Park. The courts are slated to replace one of the existing basketball courts. If completed, the project will also include a new surface for the entire play area, along with new basketball hoops and new fencing.

The estimated cost of the project is $80,000. After bids have been received, City staff will return to the Council with a recommendation whether or not to proceed with the project. 

Pickleball is a low-impact paddle sport played on a badminton-sized court with a slightly modified tennis net, a large ping-pong-like paddle, and a plastic wiffle ball. The simple rules of the game make it easy for beginners to learn.

For those who can't wait for the completion of the new outdoor courts, the Parks and Recreation Department is now offering Friday evening pickleball at the MLK Gym. Hours are 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Equipment is provided, and all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate. The drop-in fee is $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents.

Any questions about pickleball in Sausalito may be directed to Parks and Recreation Director Mike Langford at or (415) 289-4126.

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