Ottawa's residents encouraged to share their views on the future utilization of pickleball and tennis courts
racquetball or pickleball? Players are being asked to serve and volley their thoughts on the city of Ottawa's future use of its courts.
In order to guarantee that players have access to both sports, the city of Ottawa says it has recognized the necessity for an outdoor tennis and pickleball strategy. Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in North America.
In order to help build a strategy that will serve as a reference manual for management, oversight, and development of outdoor tennis and pickleball courts maintained by public and municipal clubs, the city conducted a public opinion survey on Saturday.
Currently, the city of Ottawa manages more than 500 outdoor pickleball and tennis courts, including combination courts.
Pickleball matches at the Centennial Park outdoor courts of the Manotick Tennis Club were canceled earlier this year due to noise complaints. Some homeowners were calling for the game to end on the courts due to the noise produced by the paddles and plastic balls.
One local resident who lives next to the court described it as "like constant pop, pop, pop."
As a test project in 2018, the Manotick Tennis Club turned tennis courts into pickleball courts.
The public participation survey regarding the outdoor tennis and pickleball court plan will be accessible until December 31.