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Pickleball court opens Tuesday at Police Memorial Park

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Pickleball court opens Tuesday at Police Memorial Park

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 30, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Pickleball has arrived in Las Vegas.

The City of Las Vegas is celebrating a new pickleball court at Police Memorial Park at 7:30 p.m. July 30.

The grand opening celebration will feature a free expo game, practice games, rules overview and refreshments.

The former roller hockey court at the park has been transformed into a pickleball court. The court will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Pickleball is a game that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. It was invented in 1965 and is one of the fastest growing sports in the country.

The governing body in the United States is the USA Pickleball Association.

Pickleball was a featured event at last year's Nevada Senior Games. It attracted more than 120 players from 20 states.

The Police Memorial Park is located at 3250 Metro Academy Way, near West Cheyenne Avenue and North Grand Canyon Drive.

Don't know what pickleball is? Check out the video above.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.