Where Year-Round Outdoor Recreation Is at a Premium ...
LOCATED ON THE EASTERN TIP OF CHIPPEWA COUNTY, IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN.
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Sponsored By DeTour Parks & Recreation
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THREE BLOCKS FROM THE DRUMMOND ISLAND FERRY
If you have questions about how to play or our schedule contact:
Bill Murray 517-285-7315
Jennifer Murray 517-294-9220
Susie Baker 269-501-5160
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Where We Play
DeTour provides nets and balls, and paddles are available for those who do not have one.
So ... grab your tennis shoes, put on some workout clothes and come join us.
If you don't know how to play ... don't worry. Someone there will help you learn.
We are excited how this sport has taken off here in DeTour and around the country. Our goal is to offer both indoor and outdoor courts to our residents, guests and tourists. If you are interested in hearing more about or program or supporting our growth please give Susie Baker a cal at 269-501-5160
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How To Play
DeTour Village has begun a multi-phase enhancement project at DeTour Veterans Parks to improve the recreation opportunities at our local gathering spot for concerts, festivals and community events. Plus, we are so excited to be constructing “Veteran Circle” as a tribute to the men and women of DeTour who have given their service to our country.
Our vision is to provide an array of diverse community and recreational activities in this area to serve our youth, adults, and senior citizens, as well, the thousands of tourists that travel to and through the DeTour area annually.
Our Vision for 2021 and 2022 Is:
- Add Veterans Circle to the East Side of Park
- Renovate Two Existing Tennis Courts into Four Pickleball Courts
- Replace and Renovate Existing Basketball Court
- Add a Bathroom to the North End of Existing Pavilion
- Add Walkways Connecting Veterans Park Amenities
Future Long-Range Vision:
- Add a Disc Golf Course
- Extend Walking Trails Connecting Veterans Park to DeTour CC Ski and Snowshoe Trails
- Enhance Snowmobile Trail Head
- Add Way Finding Signage
Over the past year we have offered open play pickleball on three indoor courts several times a week, with much success. We are attracting players from those in their teens to others solidly in their 70’s. Many live here in DeTour, while others are driving up to 30 miles to spend time on our courts, and some are tourists and visitors from as far away as California. Our community blossoms in the summer, becoming home to boaters, anglers, hikers, and sportsmen alike. Offering outdoor pickleball adds another recreational choice to the avid outdoor enthusiasts we attract.
With just shy of 1,000 people in our immediate community, this is a large undertaking. We are seeking support of our project from a conceptual and financial perspective. Our early estimates on cost are at $260,000.
If you are interested in hearing more about our project, or contributing to this project, please give us a call:
Comments and Questions can be directed to:
Bill Murray | DeTour Pickleball Lead | 517-285-7315
Matt Schultz | DeTour Veterans Park Lead | 906-440-4219
Susie Baker | DeTour Parks & Recreation Chairman | 269-501-5160
Pickleball is much like tennis, with a few modifications. Such as a smaller court and the use of solid wood or composite paddles to hit a plastic ball over the net.
What is Pickleball
Pickleball - Open Play
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Pickle-ball® is played on a badminton-sized court: 20’ x 44.’ The ball is served diagonally (starting with the right-hand service-square), and points can only be scored by the side that serves.
Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent “spiking.” The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins. Pickle-ball® can be played with singles or doubles.
There are many great sources to read rules of play. Here are a few:
There are also several great videos on YouTube describing the game. Here is one:
DeTour School - Multi Purpose Room
202 Division Street
DeTour Village MI 49725
FREE. Donations are accepted to purchase balls and nets, and to build funds for outdoor courts.
Stop in to DeTour Village Hall and pick up a brochure that contains some pickleball basics and the location and schedule of open play time. You can also print a copy from here.