Town officials and pickleball players celebrated the resurfacing of the tennis/pickleball courts at South Jamesport Beach today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“Whether it is tennis or pickleball, we look forward to seeing our residents back on the courts staying alive, active and working on their backhand,” said Supervisor Yvette Aguiar.
Residents broke in the new courts by playing pickleball, a paddle ball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, according to the USA Pickleball Association. Its accessibility and ease of play makes it often popular among senior citizens. In 2013, Riverhead became the first town on Long Island to hold a pickleball tournament. The sport has become a popular sport organized by the Riverhead Recreation Department ever since.
“I am very happy for the residents in Jamesport to have their tennis and pickleball courts,” said Ray Coyne, the Superintendent of Recreation. It was a long time in the making and I hope they enjoy it.”
Town employees were also joined by Marty Lyons, the vice president of public relations marketing from the LandTek Group, which installed the courts.
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