Town Launches Pilot Pickleball Program

Pickleball partisans playing at the newly-lined courts at John Glenn Middle School (l-r) Arlene Deardorff with Jim and Mary Hurley – Image (c) Evan Deardorff, 2019 all rights reserved

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Participating in the Pickleball Pilot at the JGMS tennis courts, Arlene Deardorff fills in a simple form to indicate that she and others played on the court – Image (c) Evan Deardorff, 2019 all rights reserved

The Town of Bedford is exploring the desirability of Pickleball play opportunities.

Currently, the Town offers Pickleball programming on a limited basis, indoors using the school gym facilities in the winter and outdoors on the tennis courts during the spring, summer and fall.

This summer, the John Glenn Middle School tennis courts have been lined for Pickleball play. The intent is for the courts to offer opportunity for both Pickleball and Tennis play this summer at this location.

A box and use forms have been placed at the JGMS courts to track Pickleball use as part of the exploration process.

As always, the courts are for use on a first come, first served basis (unless organized School or Recreation use), with a one hour limit if others are waiting to use the courts.

Pickleball lines in red, added to the JGMS tennis courts for a summer test of the pickleball’s popularity – Courtesy image (c) Evan Deardorff, 2019 all rights reserved
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