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Victoria Pickleball – general meeting

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Victoria Pickeball - General Meeting

All interested pickleball players and others are invited to a general meeting to be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Pearkes Recreation Centre (3100 Tillicum Rd) from 11:00AM until 12:30PM.  The meeting will be held in the Ross Room located on the second floor.

Sadeep Keram advises that the purpose of the meeting is to inform the attendees regarding the plans that Saanich has for pickleball at various Saanich Recreation Centres effective March 1, 2016.

The meeting will be moderated by Steve Meikle, Centre Manager.  Pickleball activities will be reviewed and the attendees will have the opportunity to provide their input.

What is Pickleball?

Pickleball is apparently all the rage, but few people seem to know what the sport actually is.

Invented during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge, Island, Washington, near Seattle, Pickleball is a court game that utilizes aspects of table tennis, tennis and badminton. It resembles a large version of table tennis in that participants use large, solid paddles that are much like table tennis paddles and use a hard surface, like driveway or the end of a cul-de-sac. Today, the game has moved into gymnasiums.

The paddles are typically made of wood or a composite of materials. The ball is a polymer perforated wiffle-style ball. The dimension of the playing area is the same as a badminton court.

Like table tennis, the ball goes over the next to one or two opponents; it’s a two or four-person game like the other racquet sports.

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