Pickleball, beer, live music could be coming to Franklin’s Ballpark Commons – Archyde

Franklin residents may be able to play pickleball and enjoy a lager while listening to live music if a new concept for Ballpark Commons is realized.

Mike Zimmerman, owner of ROC Ventures, presented the concept for Rock N Pickle to Franklin’s council on January 18th. Some might think “rock” is in the name references Der Rock Sports Complex, which Zimmerman also owns and operates, he said it had more to do with plans for live music at the venue.

Zimmerman said the name was just a working title, but that he was inspired by the Chicken N Pickle in Kansas City, Missouri who mixes pickleball and food.

Pickleball is played on a badminton-sized court with a modified tennis net, a racquet, and a plastic ball with holes. It can be played by people of all ages and skill levels, according to the USA Pickleball website.


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