The Plymouth Park Department and city officials broke ground Wednesday afternoon for the addition of six pickleball courts at the Mary Beth Hunter Tennis Complex in Centennial Park.

The project will construct 6-pickleball courts between the Freymen Shelter and the Hunter Tennis Complex. 

The park has budgeted $225,000 for the construction. Funds for the pickleball courts include generous donations from the local pickleball players, the Blueberry Festival, $10,000 from the Marshall County Community Foundation along with funds from the city and park department.  

During a fundraising event in 2022, spokesperson for the group, Dave Miller told the park board that Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the U.S.  He said participation encompasses all ages from teens to seniors in their 80s.  Miller said locally there are over 50 players who play in the park or at LifePlex.

Over the past couple of years, the group has used 5 tennis courts in Centennial Park that also have the pickleball court lines painted on them.

Construction will get underway in the next few weeks and construction is anticipated to be completed in June.