Places to Play
The Phoenix Metro has experienced some incredible growth over the last 3 years. Most of the growth has come from the public sector with courts added in Phoenix, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, and Scottsdale making the East Valley one of the largest concentrations of free public courts in the US.
Some of our favorite places include Pecos Park in Phoenix, Tempe Sports Complex in Tempe, Gilbert Regional Park in Gilbert and Dave White Park in Casa Grande.
In addition to public courts the area has seen an increase of indoor courts through recreational centers as well as a huge growth of private courts in the many adult communities and pay-to-play sites such as Pickleball Kingdom and Legacy Sports at Bell Bank Park.
2nd Serve (used paddles)
--At 2nd Serve we have one goal, to get paddles in the hands of schools, community groups, and the underprivileged and introduce the game to everyone --To do this we are looking for used paddles that might be sitting in your bag or closet, collecting dust.
--With your paddle donations we will inspect the integrity of each paddle, clean the surface and re-grip each paddle with a new grip, as well as make any minor repairs to the handle or edge guard. --We have already re-purposed over 300 paddles since 2019.
--We call our program ‘2nd Serve’ to give new life to old paddles through new players. --We do not charge for our time, materials or service, all paddles are free to deserving communities and potential players.
--We will never ask for monatary donations, and only take balls, paddles, nets that are in fairly good condition. Please help us.
For more information contact your local rep or Steve Manolis: email@example.com
Following are links to a variety of documents and will help you become a smarter player.
The documents include a paper on selecting the right paddle, developing strategies in your game, drills and practice games, tips on skills and more.