- Painting over the tennis court lines so they're not confused with pickleball court lines during play
- Painting the entire pickleball court a noticeably different color to make the court dimensions easier to see
- Move the location of the pickleball court nets so balls wouldn't require running all the way back to the tennis court fences for retrieval (which happens very often during regular play)
- Expand pickleball court capacity so more players could play at the same time and rotate players around
All of these suggestions have been considered and resulted in the following court improvements, reviewed and approved by the IDCC Board and Club Management with special thanks to Tom LaCroix for pickleball technical guidance (and excellent photos).
An actual photo (not an artist rendering) of the 2 pickleball courts on #8, which include the improvements listed above
The areas highlighted in red show areas of play for both pickleball courts and the contrasting colors used. The existing court on #7 remains "as is".
This wide-angle shot of the new courts shows clearly where the new courts are positioned on either side of the tennis court net, which serves as a "backstop" for balls that go off the court during play. Also note that the pickleball nets are portable, so the entire configuration could revert to tennis (if needed) by removing those nets and painting over the tennis court.