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Gallatin to expand pickleball courts

Gallatin pickleball
Pickleball courts at the Gallatin Civic Center

Gallatin Parks and Recreation is announcing that six new outdoor pickle ball courts at Municipal Park will be completed in the late spring. Similar to tennis, pickle ball is played with an oversized paddle and a baseball-sized whiffle ball on a surface about half the size of a tennis court. Pickle ball has garnered national attention in the past three years as the premier sport for active seniors. Pickle ball started in Gallatin in the Civic Center gym in 2018 with temporary nets and Pickle ball lines on the basketball courts, but quickly expanded to six modified tennis courts at Municipal Park. The six additional outdoor pickle ball courts coming in the spring are also located at Municipal Park and are dedicated to Pickle Ball only. The new construction required resurfacing, repainting lines and installing new nets at a cost of $60,000. Players will be restricted to daytime hours as the new courts will have no lights. The project is expected to be completed in early late spring.