Four semipermanent nets were installed July 30th at the Bitter Lake courts. These Douglas nets were purchased by SMPA via private donations. The photo shows SMPA Board members and other volunteers who assembled the nets.
In addition to the regulars who play in small groups there, a number of larger scheduled pickleball events are taking place at Bitter Lake. Seattle Parks and Recreation has two events under the Rec’N the Streets umbrella. Wednesdays at 10:30-12:30 is a beginner class with an hour of instruction followed by an hour of play. Fridays from 1:30-3:00 is open play. The Bitter Lake courts are also frequented by round robins and other lessons from Smash Pickleball. The semipermanent nets will greatly enhance Bitter Lake’s pickleball community.
Sarah Webb, SMPA Board of Directors