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LOCATED ON THE EASTERN TIP OF CHIPPEWA COUNTY, IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN.
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Where to Play
What Do I Need
A $3.00 donation per person is suggested. We ask you to sign in on a waiver list before you begin play.
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How Do I Play
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
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.
DeTour Parks and Recreation Department offers court time for community Pickleball.
Our vision is to have indoor space in the winter, and outdoor court space in the summer available to all community members interested in playing.
We are beginning with Indoor Open Play.
All residents and visitors to DeTour Village are welcome to drop in and participate.
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:
We have open play in the Multipurpose Room at DeTour School each Saturday morning from 9am to 12pm for the months of March through August.
DeTour School - Multipurpose Room
202 Division Street
DeTour Village MI 49725
As interest and participation grows we will add additional times and hopefully locations.
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.