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PICKLEBALL

for everyone!

The fastest growing sport 
in America, in Chelsea!

What
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WHAT

Chelsea Pickleball is part of a community-wide effort to upgrade and Reimagine TimberTown park. Chelsea Pickleball raised over $175,000 to build 6 permanent courts at TimberTown that will be open to the entire community to learn, play, and socialize.

 

Spring 2024 will see the courts completed and play will begin!


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.

Why

WHY

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

among women.

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.

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Plans

PLANS

A new 6-court fenced facility would be created at the top (south) end of the TimberTown parking lot, tucked in near the B2B trail. Below are two draft renderings. These courts would be used daily for drop in play, scheduled games, tournaments, or for youth and adult lessons. 

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Donations are processed by Huron Waterloo Pathways Initiative, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that facilitates trail development and use in Washtenaw County

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