ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city broke ground Wednesday on a set of new courts for a popular senior sport.
Pickleball is a mix of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton. Players at the Manzano Mesa multi-generational center had to share the courts with tennis players so the city is building them their own courts, 18 in all. They’ll include bleachers, shade canopies, and picnic tables.
“This is a big day for Albuquerque with respect to outdoors, recreation, social, and being friendly to people, so I think this is a great testament to who we are in Albuquerque,” said Gary Oppendahl, Director of Economic Development.
The courts are expected to be ready by April.