Baumgardner has grown her love of the game since then, and like many locally, has been compelled to play on native tennis courts or journey to neighboring cities to play on correct pickleball courts reminiscent of Nipomo, Santa Maria or Santa Barbara.
“I do not suppose tennis gamers like after we use their courts to play pickleball,” she stated. “So I believe extra must be constructed as a result of there’s a big pickleball group within the valley.”
Homosexual, a Sovlang resident and longtime pickleball fanatic, stated previous to the town of Solvang approving the challenge, he hadn’t had a lot luck pushing for development of the courts with the town of Buellton and even in Solvang years again.
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Up till final fall, Solvang Public Works director Matt Van der Linden couldn’t justify the excessive value of constructing a court docket, McClurg stated. Nevertheless, as soon as the pickleball group rallied to assist the town elevate funds, the challenge moved quick.
“Earlier than COVID hit we used to play at Jonata Faculty health club two occasions per week,” Homosexual stated, explaining that he then had an concept to once more strategy the town of Solvang and ask to tape the out of doors tennis courts at Hans Christian Andersen Park to briefly use for pickleball. “Once I referred to as [McClurg] she acquired again to me the following day and stated, ‘why do not we simply construct you one?’ I simply cannot applaud the town of Solvang sufficient — and Jenny and Matt. They have been nice. As an alternative of discovering obstacles they discovered alternatives.”