Aspen Pickleball

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Thanks to everyone who visited this site, shared ideas, and filled out the questionnaire. To your right in the "Documents" tab, you will find the questionnaire results that have been tabulated from 125 participants. The next step in the project is for City staff to take the feedback we heard from this forum and from our in-person open house and use your input to create conceptual design concepts for the upgraded courts. That design process will be done this fall and winter with our internal landscape architecture team. Feel free to email anyone on the "Who's Listening" tab if you have questions for City staff.


What is Pickleball

Pickleball is a court sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. The game is played on a surface one-third the size of a regulation tennis court, with a net lowered to 34 inches. Players use a paddle and a polymer ball, similar to a wiffleball.

The game was established in 1965, and because of the fast-past, yet strategic nature, it appeals to a wide range of ages and abilities. The game has grown exponentially across North America in recent years. In their 2019 Topline Participation Report, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) estimated there are now over 3.3 million pickleball players in the US! (Source)


Pickleball in Aspen

In 2016, because of the popularity and community desire, the City of Aspen converted one of the tennis courts next to Iselin field to 4 pickleball courts. Due to space constraints, the courts do not meet regulation size. The 4 courts are very popular and heavily utilized and demand for regulation courts has been a top priority for the Aspen pickleball community. The City of Aspen is poised to improve the courts with a renovation project to address structural flooring damage, court regulation standards, and other facility related issues.

In 2018 and 2019, the Recreation department offered both winter indoor pickleball and summer programmed pickleball to meet the growing demand.

Based on resources and community feedback, in 2020 the department reduced programmed and offered the courts to the public as a first come, first serve active space for the community to use for free.

In 2021, the department has had a mix of the clinic, private rental, tournament, and semi-organized pickleball days on the 4 courts.

The Iselin Court renovation project is in the Recreation department's long-range plan, which is supported by City leadership and City Council. Public engagement in 2021 will help the City better understand what the community desires for this project, which will lead to initial designs in late fall and early winter this year. The 2022 capital budget is in process and the completed design will go in front of the City Council in the fall for approval.


Tell Us What You Think

Please fill out our questionnaire below, share your ideas, and ask a question if you have one for City staff.

Thanks to everyone who visited this site, shared ideas, and filled out the questionnaire. To your right in the "Documents" tab, you will find the questionnaire results that have been tabulated from 125 participants. The next step in the project is for City staff to take the feedback we heard from this forum and from our in-person open house and use your input to create conceptual design concepts for the upgraded courts. That design process will be done this fall and winter with our internal landscape architecture team. Feel free to email anyone on the "Who's Listening" tab if you have questions for City staff.


What is Pickleball

Pickleball is a court sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis. The game is played on a surface one-third the size of a regulation tennis court, with a net lowered to 34 inches. Players use a paddle and a polymer ball, similar to a wiffleball.

The game was established in 1965, and because of the fast-past, yet strategic nature, it appeals to a wide range of ages and abilities. The game has grown exponentially across North America in recent years. In their 2019 Topline Participation Report, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) estimated there are now over 3.3 million pickleball players in the US! (Source)


Pickleball in Aspen

In 2016, because of the popularity and community desire, the City of Aspen converted one of the tennis courts next to Iselin field to 4 pickleball courts. Due to space constraints, the courts do not meet regulation size. The 4 courts are very popular and heavily utilized and demand for regulation courts has been a top priority for the Aspen pickleball community. The City of Aspen is poised to improve the courts with a renovation project to address structural flooring damage, court regulation standards, and other facility related issues.

In 2018 and 2019, the Recreation department offered both winter indoor pickleball and summer programmed pickleball to meet the growing demand.

Based on resources and community feedback, in 2020 the department reduced programmed and offered the courts to the public as a first come, first serve active space for the community to use for free.

In 2021, the department has had a mix of the clinic, private rental, tournament, and semi-organized pickleball days on the 4 courts.

The Iselin Court renovation project is in the Recreation department's long-range plan, which is supported by City leadership and City Council. Public engagement in 2021 will help the City better understand what the community desires for this project, which will lead to initial designs in late fall and early winter this year. The 2022 capital budget is in process and the completed design will go in front of the City Council in the fall for approval.


Tell Us What You Think

Please fill out our questionnaire below, share your ideas, and ask a question if you have one for City staff.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Do you have any questions for City staff about this project?

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    Will Iselin always have tennis? I am a strong supporter of tennis staying at Iselin.

    Ericreis asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for asking.  Part of this process is to hear feedback on this exact issue and we have heard from many people at an in-person meeting and via surveys that keeping tennis is important.  The process is still ongoing and we will keep you informed via this site.  

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