As a result of this growth, cities and towns around the US have been working to meet the rising demands of pickleball’s popularity. New courts are being built, while some are converted from existing spaces. At Leif Ericson Park in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, the four pickleball courts there were converted from rarely used junior tennis courts.
“It did not take away from tennis courts, if anything the junior tennis program kind of just fell out because a lot of the kids play regular tennis,” said Paul Curiale, a USA Pickleball ambassador in Brooklyn. “If you check out the [pickleball] court size, the courts are 44×20, the same size as badminton.”