PUNTA GORDA, Fla.– Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. The Pickleplex in Punta Gorda currently has 16 courts which draw in tournaments from all over. However, according to board members, 16 just isn’t enough.
“We have been asking for $450k. That $450k would give us the ability to build 8 more Pickleball courts out at the Pickleplex so that we could support larger tournaments,” Gloria Reilly said, the Pickleplex secretary.
The complex has already raised nearly $900,000 on it’s own to build the 16 courts. The city of Punta Gorda has...