Chattanooga getting its first public outdoor pickleball courts

The courts are planned to open in the spring of 2023.

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The courts are set to open in the spring of 2023.

Chattanooga’s Parks and Outdoors department announced that the city’s first public, outdoor pickleball courts are planned to open this spring. 🏓

Tennis courts at Batter’s Place in East Brainerd that were damaged from the 2020 Easter tornado will be replaced with five regulation pickleball courts featuring new resurfacing with blue coloring (to match Chattanooga’s Champion’s Club Tennis Complex). The new courts will also feature restriping, fencing, a seating area, new lighting, shade structures, and an upgraded parking lot.

But East Brainerd isn’t the only one that’s a part of this dill. Additional courts are planned in 2023 at Lookout Valley High School in partnership with Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors and Hamilton County Department of Education. Two full size tennis courts will be converted into four pickleball courts, while two tennis courts will remain open.

Tennis courts behind Hixson Community Center will also be re-striped and converted to pickleball courts.

Along with the new courts, Chattanooga Parks and Outdoors will help provide programming opportunities like city leagues, open court time, and classes for beginners of all ages.