Spoerl Park Pickleball Court Open House & Demonstration on Oct 5

Mon September 23, 2019

Six dedicated, outdoor Pickleball courts are now open to the public at Spoerl Park (7610 Pingree Rd, Crystal Lake).  In order to share this great news, the Crystal Lake Park District invites the public to an Open House and Demonstration at the courts on Saturday, October 5, 10:30 am-Noon.  Equipment and Pickleball Pros will be on hand if you would like to give Pickleball a try. The courts will be open for public play during this time. Light refreshments and information about Pickleball will be available.


The Racket Club, a Crystal Lake Park District tennis club currently offers drop in indoor Pickleball play on Wednesdays. With the addition of the 6 outdoor Pickleball courts at Spoerl Park, The Racket Club will have the ability to host outdoor Pickleball Tournaments, offer Pickleball lessons as well as Pickleball leagues.


Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. The Basics:

  • A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
  • Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.
  • Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.
  • Played as doubles or singles.

For more information about Spoerl Park Pickleball Courts and future programming there, please contact The Racket Club (a Crystal Lake Park District facility) at 847-658-5688 or cstinek@crystallakparks.org.