Permanent Pickleball Coming to Perkasie
Pickleball is quickly becoming America’s fastest growing sport and is a combination of different elements of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. It’s fun, it’s great exercise, and it’s time for Perkasie Borough to bring it to the community permanently.
This Spring Perkasie Borough is working with Keystone Sport Construction and Perkasie Borough Electric to update and bring permanent pickleball to Perkasie at Kulp Park.
Starting the first full week of April (weather permitting) Keystone Sport Construction will start a full mill and pave renovation of the current Kulp Park tennis courts. The project includes new surfacing, a color block seal painting, six permanent pickleball courts, three permanent tennis courts, updated safety fencing between the back to back pickleball players, and updated LED lighting outside of the playing surface.
The courts and parking lot by the tennis courts will be closed starting Monday, April 4 until finished. There will be periods of time that the new court surface will need to sit and though may look finished cannot be used until the entire project is completed. We are asking that visitors to the park take notice of signage and do not use the courts until work is completed.
The courts may also close for a few hours each day this week (March 28-April 1) to allow Perkasie Borough Electric to take down the old lights.
Perkasie resident Kathy Ebbert is an IPTPA Certified Pickleball Professional, PTR Certified Tennis Instructor, and a USA Pickleball Ambassador. She has been teaching pickleball through the Parks and Recreation Department on our temporary courts since 2019 and feels “Perkasie’s new courts will allow men and women, young and old to learn and play this fun game nearby at Kulp Park. It will be great to teach and play on dedicated pickleball courts with permanent nets and lights for evening play.”
Questions regarding the renovation project can be directed to the Parks and Recreation Department at Parkandrec@perkasieborough.org.