Kaysville Parks & Recreation
85 North 100 East
Kaysville, Utah 84037
Kaysville - Fruit Heights Pickleball
Pickleball Open Gym Instruction Available by advanced request
October thru April - Closed for Holidays.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday evening 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Fee: $2.00 per person
Target Age: 50 and above. However, all ages are welcome!
What is Pickleball?
Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer wiffle ball.
Although pickleball appears to be very similar to tennis, there are key differences that make pickleball more accessible to a wider range of players, particularly children and seniors. Chief among these differences is the speed of the pickleball ball which typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball. Equally important, however, is the size of the court which is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court. This smaller area combined with the slower moving ball makes pickleball much easier to play than tennis.
Originally invented as a backyard pastime, pickleball is now an organized sport represented by national and international governing bodies. Since its inception in 1965, pickleball has spread across the United States and into Canada. It is now beginning to spread around the world. The United States Pickleball Association estimates there are more than 100,000 active pickleball players in that country alone.