Thatcher looking at more pickleball courts

The Town of Thatcher is talking with the Thatcher School District about replacing the outdoor basketball courts near the tennis courts at the high school with new pickleball courts. - Contributed Photo/Google Maps

THATCHER —Those who love the game of pickleball may soon have another place to play.

The Thatcher Town Council instructed staff to enter talks with the Thatcher School District to jointly develop new pickleball courts near the high school’s tennis courts on the west side of 3rd Avenue. The pickleball courts would replace the old outdoor basketball courts.

The council stressed that development would only occur if the pickleball courts were open to the public at all times, and development of pickleball courts at the new recreation complex would still move forward regardless if courts at the high school were developed or not.

Also the council asked staff to inquire about more time at the tennis courts be available to the general public.