New pickleball courts open in Lewisville

Published 12:10 am Thursday, August 24, 2023

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One of the many players rotating among the new pickleball courts last Saturday morning talked about being in “pickleball heaven” when asked about the official opening of the sparkling blue courts at Joanie Moser Park in Lewisville.

The nine courts were packed beyond capacity as the sun cast a bright light on the facility, which was approved last year by Forsyth County Commissioners to construct nine pickleball-specific courts at a cost of well over $300,000 to replace the two existing tennis courts and one basketball court.

Players of all ages and skill levels started arriving around 6:30 a.m. to try out the courts, and it didn’t take long for the parking lot beside the facility to fill up — with other vehicles being forced to park beside the softball field close to the park’s entrance.

The weather couldn’t have been better on an August morning with temperatures still in the 70s and low humidity as the clock approached noon.

One group stopped to talk with an inquiring reporter, and by the time the conversation ended, they had lost their spot on the court.

“Hey, we were tired anyway,” came the comment. “It was time for us to go.”

There will be many more games to play at Joanie Moser at the new facility with all the extra room compared to the old days when the two tennis courts accommodated being set up for pickleball.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last Friday for what has been referred to as the fastest- growing sport in the country.

And now, as they say, “Pickle on.”