The fastest growing sport
in America, in Chelsea!
Chelsea Pickleball is part of a community-wide effort to upgrade and Reimagine TimberTown park. Chelsea Pickleball plans to raise $175,000 to build 6 permanent courts at TimberTown that will be open to the entire community to learn, play, and socialize. Any monies raised over $175,000 will be put towards the TimberTown project's other reimagined components.
Donations are processed by Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that facilitates trail development and use in Washtenaw County. Raised funds will be held in a restricted account to be given to the City via a MOU (Memo of Understanding) to build pickleball courts.
The Chelsea pickleball community is growing rapidly -- membership has tripled in the past year. Jeff Daniels has even written a play about it.
Nationally, the average age of a player is 38 years old, according to 2022 Sports & Fitness Industry Association. Growth of total participants from 2020 to 2021 was the fastest among players under 24 years of age. 60% of total participants are men and 40% are women; with a slightly faster rate of growth
Because of Pickleball's appeal, the demand for courts has outgrown the space at the WSEC gym and the temporary courts at the old Pierce Lake Elementary.
It's such a fun game. It's intergenerational - literally for all ages! It's easy to learn and get a good work out. And in Chelsea, it's a social activity where you see old friends, make new friends. You're part of a positive, supportive community.
Donations are processed by Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that facilitates trail development and use in Washtenaw County