For those feeling cooped up by COVID-19, childhood friends, sports enthusiasts, and long-time Hunterdon residents Bob Drinane and Eric Luque will open Flemington Pickleball Club, Hunterdon County’s first indoor pickleball-only facility, in mid-September. Located at 19 Royal Road,the 11,000-square-foot facility will have 5-indoor pickleball courts with 20-foot ceilings and touchless bathrooms.
“We redid the bathrooms to make them safe,” said Bob Drinane. “And we may have to start by using every other court” to provide space between teams to meet Centers for Disease Control guidelines.
Pickle ball, which allows for both exercise and social distancing, is one of the activities recommended as COVID-19 safe by the CDC.
Already he’s seeing people signing up to play.