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Publication Date: 03-25-2024

Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) in partnership with Goodbounce today announced Pickleball league play for the fourth season at Baird Urban Sports Park, 615 W. Main St.

“We are excited to welcome back another season of excitement to the Baird Urban Sports Park with a new partner,” said Rebecca Fleischaker, executive director of LDP. “The sports park provides a unique opportunity for residents and visitors alike to engage in friendly competition and active recreation, against the backdrop of our urban core.”

Downtown residents, employees, and guests are invited to participate in league play. The six-week-long Pickleball league will accommodate 12 teams with games being played on Wednesday evenings. League play will begin on April 10. Play each week will consist of a King/Queen of the Court format, where winners move up and split and 2nd place moves down and split. If a player must miss a match, subs are required.

Goodbounce staff will operate and monitor the league. “Goodbounce is excited to partner with LDP and introduce new people to the fun of Pickleball,” stated John Flodder, CEO of Goodbounce. “Pickleball is such a great sport because of its inclusivity. It brings people together through activity and sport.”

To register, please visit here. The registration cost is $40.00 for individual players with deadline to register on April 10 or when slots are full.

In addition to league play, the sports park will be open to the public, beginning on April 1, for open play Monday – Saturday from 10am–8pm, operating on an as available basis.

The Baird Urban Sports Park is in the RePurposed event space on historic West Main Street. The City recently identified companies to develop three key city-owned properties in Downtown; Louisville-based Poe Companies was selected to continue due diligence to develop the lot. In the interim, the site provides a unique opportunity to activate and host pop-up events. Currently, the urban park houses two regulation size Pickleball courts and a Wiffle ball field, all made possible by Baird’s sponsorship in the fall of 2022.

The space is also available to rent for public and private events. For more information, visit here.