Pickleball comes to Penetanguishene

Posted on Friday August 23, 2019
Pickleball and Tennis Group Photo
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The Town of Penetanguishene has just wrapped up one of two construction projects slated for McGuire Park in 2019.  Up until now, the second largest park in the municipality had been home to two tennis courts only.

Following much deliberation at the Council table about the project, the Town opted to reconstruct the facility with one tennis court and four pickleball courts.  “Tennis is alive and well in Penetanguishene however we do have two courts in Memorial Park” said Mayor Doug Leroux.  “We know that pickleball is the fastest growing sport among seniors and with a higher proportion of seniors in Town compared to the province or the county it just makes sense.”

All courts are free to use compliments of the Town.  “By keeping facilities accessible and diversifying them, we hope to engage more residents in physical activity and create a healthy community.”

Other facilities in the park at the corner of Burke Street and Fox Street include four bocce ball courts and two baseball diamonds.  A new playground will be installed in mid-September, replacing the existing and outdated structures put into play in 1995.

For more information please contact:

Sherry Desjardins

Director of Recreation and Community Services

Town of Penetanguishene

705-549-7453 ext 216

sdesjardins@penetanguishene.ca