Grab Your Racket: New Pickleball Courts Open In Hudson Valley

As the pickleball craze takes over the nation and is even vying for a spot in the Olympics, four new courts have opened in the area.

The new pickleball courts in Dutchess County.
The new pickleball courts in Dutchess County. Photo Credit: Dutchess County Government

Tuesday, May 30 at 10 a.m., Dutchess County Executive William O’Neil hosted a ribbon cutting and exhibition game at the county’s new pickleball courts at Quiet Cove Riverfront Park in the town of Poughkeepsie. 

Attendees will be invited to try out this fun, accessible sport that is rapidly growing in popularity across the nation.

Dutchess County has constructed four pickleball courts on the upper portion of the park, near the park’s entrance off Route 9. 

 The courts include one larger, adaptive court, with wider margins to allow for greater maneuverability for players in wheelchairs.

Representatives from USA Pickleball as well as New York State Parks will also be on hand as part of the opening event.

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