The Mesquite Department of Athletics and Leisure Services has converted two tennis courts into pickle ball courts at Hafen Park and added two youth-blended lines on courts 1 and 2 so kids can learn the game of tennis on smaller courts.

Lessons are planned for the summer through local tennis advocates.

Conversion of courts may simply involve new color coating and new playing lines, or it may involve more significant structural work. In either case, sports facility contractors are an outstanding resource for information on the creation of multi-sport courts.

While many facilities are painting lines on playground surfaces and tennis courts — and on floors within community centers — others are creating permanent facilities to meet exploding demand.

Nicholas Montoya, Director of Athletics & Leisure Services, notes that his facility will be in higher demand by converting or multi-use conversion of two tennis courts to four pickle ball courts. “We had such a good turnout for our pickle ball clinics and games at the recreation center that we decided to add a few more at Hafen Park.” Montoya added.