Palm Coast - Palm Coast Parks & Recreation is adding a Pickleball Ladder League in addition to the three Pickleball Open Court sessions held weekly.

The new Pickleball Ladder League will begin Thursday, March 1. Singles play will be 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, and doubles play will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Holland Park, 18 Florida Park Drive, Palm Coast.

This new league is for adult players ages 18 and up. Each week, players will be placed into groups of four in the order of their ranking on the ladder for match play. Rankings will be determined after results of each round of play.

The cost is $5 for the entire session that runs March 1 through April 26. Registration is required:www.palmcoastgov.com/register.

The fastest-growing sport in North America, pickleball is a sport played with small racquets and wiffle balls - and it's very popular in Palm Coast! It is played on a tennis court that's been lined specifically for pickleball and combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

Weekly Open Court sessions will continue on the regular schedule - 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays; and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. The session on Fridays is the best date for beginners. This adult program is offered free at Belle Terre Park tennis courts, 339 Parkview Drive, Palm Coast. Equipment is provided during Open Court.

For more information, contact Palm Coast Parks & Recreation at 386-986-2323.