Tennis is out, pickleball is in at Iles Park.
The Springfield Park District says it will begin transforming the tennis courts at Iles Park into eight regulation size “pickleball” courts.
Pickleball is described as a paddle sport where a Wiffle ball is hit over a low net, courts are the size of a regulation badminton court.
The change is being funded by a local private donor, along with a private grant.
The new pickleball courts are supposed to be ready by September 10.