6 Pickleball Courts to be added at Spoerl Park in Crystal Lake

Wed August 7, 2019

The Crystal Lake Park District is pleased to announce that construction has begun to convert the two tennis courts at Spoerl Park into six permanent pickle ball courts. The Park Board of Commissioners made the decision to provide dedicated pickle ball courts after receiving numerous requests from the public. The tentative date for completion of the pickle ball complex is September 1. Spoerl Park is located at 7610 Pingree Rd, Crystal Lake.

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. With the court redesign, additional parking was configured in order to accommodate the parking needs anticipated with tournament play.

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 jcoplon@crystallakeparks.org. For more information about the construction project, contact Ann Viger at 815-459-0680, ext. 4205 or aviger@crystallakeparks.org