NoPho Pickleball Courts: Existing & Coming Soon

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Public Courts in North Phoenix & Plans for Anthem & Union Park
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Dedicated pickleball courts already exist in North Phoenix, at Paseo Highlands Park. Photo courtesy City of Phoenix

Pickleball is becoming so popular that the City of Phoenix built new, dedicated courts last year at the Paseo Highlands Park (home to the Goelet A.C. Beuf Community Center) on Pinnacle Peak Road in North Phoenix. The courts are open to the public.

The sport, with some 2.8 million U.S. players, is like a cross between tennis, badminton and ping pong. It’s played on a badminton-size court (about half the size of a tennis court), with a net that’s similar to tennis.

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The pickleball courts at Paseo Highlands in North Phoenix. In&Out Publications Staff Photo

Meanwhile, USAA’s Union Park at Norterra development, expected to open in November, also plans dedicated pickleball courts for its residents. The master-planned community is under construction east of USAA’s existing corporate center near the I-17 and Happy Valley interchange.

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The Post, Union Park at Norterra’s community center, is under construction. Photo courtesy USAA

Finally, Anthem residents routinely play on makeshift courts at the outdoor hockey rink in Parkside and on the tennis courts in Country Club. And construction began last month on dedicated courts near the Community Center. They’re expected to open by the end of this year.

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Crews broke ground in late August on Anthem’s pickleball courts, adjacent to the southwest corner of the Community Center parking lot. In&Out Publications Staff Photo

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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.
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NoPho resident Robert Roy Britt has written for In&Out publications since its inception in 2005. Britt began his journalism career in New Jersey newspapers in the early 1990s. He later became a science writer and was editor-in-chief of the online media sites Space.com and Live Science. He has written four novels. Email the author.

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