From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The city of Trussville added 10 pickleball courts to the mall area in Trussville.
Director of Parks and Recreation David Vinson said six of the courts are set up and ready for play. Four others on the existing tennis courts require people to bring their own nets.
“Pickleball is one of the most growing sports in the nation,” Vinson said. “It’s great for all ages but it’s a lot easier for seniors than tennis.”
The courts will stay open 24/7 and lighting is available for after dark. The public has access to turn the lights on and off.
Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat said he is very pleased with how the courts look and he hopes the people of Trussville can enjoy them.
“We’re glad to provide some premiere pickleball courts for those that are participating in one of the fastest-growing sports in the country,” Choat said. “We hope that this will give people the opportunity to experience another sport that they’re not familiar with.”
People have already shown an interest in the courts. Several groups of players have gathered each day at the mall to play pickleball.