Pickleball courts being removed from Burlington’s Brant Hills outdoor tennis facility


Published August 25, 2022 at 10:55 am

The City of Burlington will be shutting down a pair of outdoor pickleball courts at Brant Hills tennis courts due to ongoing noise complaints.

However, they will also be doubling the amount of courts at the Ireland Park tennis facility, resulting in four.

Although a popular and growing sports, especially for older adults, the constant clacking of a plastic ball against plastic paddles and asphalt ground can become quite bothersome for nearby residents.

Local communities have become quite responsive to quality-of-life concerns of neighbours and do their best to limit courts to more isolated areas.

To make these changes, courts at Ireland and Brant Hills parks will be closed for use from Aug. 29 until Sept. 2, weather permitting. Signs will be posted and gates will be locked until the paint has dried enough for use. If there is a change in the schedule, updates will be posted online and through social media.

“If the weather cooperates, the work to repaint the lines on the courts should happen quickly and the disruption will be minimal,” said Denise Beard, manager of Community Development.

“In the meantime, there are lots of other pickleball options available.”

Residents wanting to play can still use other outdoor courts, indoor courts, and the City’s book-a-court, as usual.

Here are the outdoor courts available:

  • Bolus Garden Parkette: two lined courts within the ball hockey area that are open from spring to fall. You must bring your own pickleball nets.
  • Ireland Park: four lined courts within tennis courts available from spring to fall (closed Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 for repainting).
  • Optimist Park: two lined courts within tennis courts available from spring to fall. Players can bring their own nets during the winter.
  • Sycamore Park: two lined courts within tennis courts available from spring to fall.
  • Tansley Woods Park: three dedicated courts with fixed official height pickleball nets available from spring to fall.

For more information on pickleball, visit the City website.

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