Experience the Best of Tennis and Pickleball at Parkside Fitness | Sports Destination Management

Experience the Best of Tennis and Pickleball at Parkside Fitness

Aug 16, 2023 | By: Staff Member
Pekin, Illinois Parkside Fitness

Parkside Fitness, located at 300 Red Bud Drive in Pekin, Illinois, offers state-of-the-art tennis and pickleball courts for athletes of all ages and skill levels. The facility boasts indoor and outdoor courts, making it an ideal place to play year-round.


Parkside Fitness is centrally located in Pekin, with ample onsite parking to accommodate any size event. In addition, Pekin provides numerous options for dining, accommodations and entertainment in town and the immediate surrounding communities. Located approximately ten miles from both I-74 and I-155, Pekin is easily accessible and very accommodating.


Parkside Fitness is home to four indoor tennis courts and eight indoor pickleball courts, each with a cushioned surface to help reduce the impact on players’ joints. The facility also has nine outdoor tennis courts (two are lighted) and ten outdoor pickleball courts (four are lighted), perfect for players who prefer to play outside in the fresh air.


Additionally, three indoor racquetball/wallyball courts allow athletes to play those fast-paced games at any time of year. With onsite locker rooms, saunas, showers, a lounge and concessions, Parkside has everything needed to run a successful event.


Parkside Fitness is a USTA organizational member and has a USAPA Pickleball Ambassador on staff. In addition, the Bradley University Women’s Tennis team calls the facility home during the portion of their indoor season for practices and NCAA Division I matches. Parkside Fitness also plays host to numerous USTA adult league matches throughout the year.


Pekin, Illinois Parkside FitnessOne of the benefits of playing tennis or pickleball is that it’s a great way to stay active and healthy. Both sports improve cardiovascular health, increase endurance and build strength. Tennis and pickleball also help to improve coordination, balance and flexibility, which are important aspects of overall fitness.


In recent years, pickleball has become increasingly popular nationwide, and Pekin is no exception. The sport is easy to learn and can be played by people of all ages and skill levels, making it an excellent option for families and groups of friends. One of the reasons for its growing popularity is that pickleball is played on a smaller court, which means less running, and making the sport easier on the joints than many other activities. As a result, pickleball is a great way for seniors to stay active and healthy.


Tennis has a rich history, dating back to 12th century France. However, the modern game of tennis, as we know it today, was developed in England in the 19th century. Since then, tennis has become one of the most popular sports in the world, with millions of people playing it at all levels of competition. Tennis is played in Grand Slam tournaments, such as Wimbledon and the US Open, attracting thousands of fans yearly.


On the other hand, pickleball is a relatively new sport, with its origins dating back to the mid-1960s. Pickleball was invented in 1965 by three dads in Washington State who were looking for a fun activity for their families. It proved to be a fun and easy-to-learn activity they could play together. The sport quickly caught on, and today, it is played by millions worldwide.


Parkside Fitness also offers both drop-in play and organized leagues and tournaments for both tennis and pickleball, available to members and non-members. Players of all ages and skill levels will find great ways to test their abilities against other players. The fees for these events vary depending on the type of event.


Pekin, Illinois Parkside FitnessEvent owners interested in renting the facility at Parkside Fitness for a tournament or event can rest assured a variety of options are available to fit every need. The indoor and outdoor tennis and pickleball courts and the indoor racquetball/wallyball courts can be rented.


Whether athletes are seasoned players or just starting out, Parkside Fitness is the perfect place to enjoy the sports of tennis and pickleball. With state-of-the-art facilities, professional coaching, and a vibrant community of players, this fitness center is a paradise for tennis and pickleball enthusiasts.


Why not come down and see for yourself? Contact Parkside Fitness today at (309) 347-6644 or e-mail kknox@pekinparkdistrict.org to inquire about renting the facility or hosting a tournament. You won't be disappointed!

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