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Additional pickleball courts added to Brooks Park in Fort Myers

Posted at 1:39 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 14:57:51-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Lee County Parks & Recreation continues to cater to the growing sport of pickleball by doubling the number of courts in one park.

The county has completed the transformation of the last two tennis courts in Brooks Park in Fort Myers into an additional six pickleball courts. The park now offers 12 pickleball courts.

Tennis players can find the next nearest courts at Rutenberg Park on S. Pointe Boulevard.

Brooks Park is one of Lee County’s oldest parks, and is located on South Road in Fort Myers, just south of Page Field.

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Players use solid paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a tennis-like net, but on a much smaller court.

The sports has become so popular in Southwest Florida that the first ever World Pickleball Championship is set to take place in Punta Gorda this week.