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The Serve Pickleball + Kitchen

Site work for The Serve Pickleball facility begins in May

April 16. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved rezoning which will permit the construction of The Serve, a 16-court pickleball facility and restaurant on Chartown Drive. Site preparation begins in about two weeks. Opening day could be in January or February next year. DB Entertainment will build The Serve on 6.39 acres […]

Pickleball tournament March 24 benefits scholarship preschool

March 13. Cornelius Early Scholars is kicking off its spring fundraising campaign with a pickleball tournament on Sunday, March 24 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Torrence Chapel Park. The cost is $50 per person to play in this double-elimination format. For more information or to register to play, please email corneliusearlyscholars@gmail.com. The tournament […]

The Serve: 3D birds-eye view

The Serve gets green light from Planning Board

March 12. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Planning Board gave The Serve—a proposed 16-court pickleball facility and restaurant on Chartown Drive—a thumbs up at their March 11 meeting. The positive recommendation comes with a number of conditions, which will be reviewed by the Town Board as soon as April 1. Details DB Entertainment is seeking […]

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The Serve pickleball complex goes before Architectural Review Board Friday

Feb. 21. Members of the Cornelius Town Board got their first look this week at a proposal by DB Entertainment to build 16 new pickleball courts along with a restaurant on Chartown Drive. They liked what they saw, and with no opposition, the proposal moves on to the town’s Architecture Review Board on Friday this […]


Pickleball plan comes before Town Board at their meeting tonight

Feb. 19. By Dave Vieser. At this evening’s Town Board meeting, Cornelius commissioners will get their first detailed look at a proposal by DB Entertainment to build 16 new pickleball courts on Chartown Drive. “What DB is specifically looking to do is amend the zoning on approximately 6.39 acres of vacant property located at 20220 […]

More pickleball courts coming to Cornelius

Aug. 22. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board authorized the first phase of funding for a new tennis/pickleball complex at the Bailey Road Park during their meeting last night. Some $2 million will be transferred from the Town’s General Fund and utilized for design and construction. The project calls for converting the existing tennis […]


Pickleball brawl averted

April 1.  Matthew McConnaghy says he will not press charges against an elderly tennis player who pushed him off a court in Robbins Park that he was using for pickelball. Video shows the star of “Lincoln Continental Lawyer Mark V” in a lengthy discussion with the tennis player, de-escalating the situation, police said. The courts […]


Thinking about getting more active? Check out these options

March 21. Here’s a reminder of drop-in sessions offered through the Cornelius Parks and Recreation Department. —Cardio Funk: Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center on Saturday mornings, 9-10am, and on Monday nights, 6:30-7:30pm. $10 per class, pay at the door. —Adult Open Gym Basketball is returning. Join us on Tuesday nights, 6:30-9pm, […]


Learn bridge or pickleball and play

Jan. 10. If you have an interest in learning the game of bridge or want to develop your playing, bidding and defense skills, join the Lake Norman Bridge Center with games on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at Town Hall, noon to 4 pm. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Pickleball Open Gym Senior Pickleball has moved […]