Flagstaff Pickleball Association

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    Petitioning Mayor Paul Deasy, Flagstaff City Council, Flagstaff Park and Recreation Commission, Coconino County Parks and Recreation, Flagstaff City Manager Greg Clifton

    Flag Needs Courts! - Prioritize Developing Dedicated Pickleball Courts in Flagstaff, AZ

    Dear Mayor Paul Deasy, the Flagstaff City Council and the Flagstaff Parks and Recreation Commission; We, the active and rapidly-growing pickleball community, respectfully ask that you prioritize funding and building dedicated pickleball courts in Flagstaff.  • Flagstaff currently has NO dedicated pickleball courts. • Flagstaff is significantly behind the rest of Arizona in this regard, with many towns much smaller in size putting in municipal courts. The tiny town of Wickenburg has a complex of 10 dedicated pickleball courts! • The overwhelming success of the temporary courts at Bushmaster Park demonstrates that when pickleball courts are available, more and more people will play - many taking up the sport for the first time. • Dedicated courts will significantly increase the public's access to pickleball. The temporary courts at Bushmaster are available only when (1) the courts are not in use by other sports and (2) volunteers are available to set up, take down and secure the nets.  • Pickleball courts are an excellent use of community resources and should be prioritized, as the sport can be played by everyone - men, women, boys and girls, including those with disabilities. In Flagstaff, there are active players ranging in age from 8 through 80+.  • Pickleball courts are an efficient use of park space that require little maintenance.  16 people can play on 4 pickleball courts in the same amount of space required for 1 tennis court, which is typically used by just 2 people. • Dedicated courts are not only a highly-desirable amenity for residents, but also a sought-after attraction for visitors. The Bushmaster courts are filled with part-time residents and visitors all summer long. Dedicated courts would only increase these numbers and the associated tax revenue would provide a great return on investment for the community. Thank you for considering this great opportunity for Flagstaff. Please contact FlagstaffPickleballAssociation@yahoo.com for additional information.

    Flagstaff Pickleball Association
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