4 co-workers at Curvature, a Goleta-based IT firm, took their lunch break at Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park for a sport of pickleball Tuesday afternoon. Ken Knabke and Sam Chesluk paired off towards Felipe Tapie and Ryne Walz.
Jonny D. Wallis Park, positioned at 170 S Kellogg Ave. in Goleta, opened March 30, 2019, and consists of courts for basketball, handball, bocce ball and pickleball. It additionally has a concrete ping pong table.
Like ping pong, pickleball makes use of paddles. It’s performed on a 20 by 44-foot court docket, the dimensions for badminton doubles, however makes use of the identical footprint for singles or doubles pickleball.
Gameplay combines options of tennis, badminton and ping-pong for a enjoyable, fast-paced expertise. It can be slowed down for teenagers to hitch in too.
— Annelise Hanshaw