Richmond pickleball players say they need more courts: ‘It has been a challenge for towns across the country.’

Two pickleball paddles, their handles crossed are upright against a concrete curb. The one on the left is in a blue, red, yellow and black case with the words 'paddleetek' and bantam EX-L; the one on the right is in a navy blue case with light blue circles all over it and the letter Z very large and the number 5 smaller.

Standing on either side of the portable nets, pickleball players swing their paddles, creating a “pop-pop-pop” symphony at Booker T. Anderson Park, the only outdoor place to play pickleball in Richmond. Booker T. Anderson Park now features two permanent pickleball courts and four multi-use courts for both tennis and pickleball. Since there are not many…

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