We recently returned from our winter in Casa Grande, Ariz. We first went three years ago because of the pickleball program.
At that time they had 24 courts, this year they had 32 courts, next year they plan on 40 courts. People are showing up from all over the country, as well as Canada. Pickleball is attractive to retirees because it is social and a lot easier to learn and play than tennis. I was impressed by all the retired people that were eager to learn pickleball.
I am fully aware of our fiscal restraints due to a small number of, in my mind, negative minded people that do a lot of complaining about not attracting people to the Village but are holding up a very reasonable dues increase compared to other gated communities. I hope that this lawsuit gets settled in favor of HSV residents so the POA can move forward with programs that will attract future retirees, including a great pickleball facility.

Don Coonfer
Hot Springs Village