Pickleball: Canada’s Fastest Growing Sport


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Ritchot Mayor Chris Ewen and Councillor Jeannot Robert show off their pickling skills Amber Mamchuk

What is pickleball? Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of table tennis, badminton, and tennis and is played on a badminton court. 

Walking by a pickleball game, you will hear confusing phrases like “Get out of the kitchen!” “Great dinking guys!” and many other statements that will leave you wondering what this game is all about.
While Pickleball is fun for all ages, it has really taken off with the 55+ crowd. Equipment includes a wiffle ball and larger-sized table tennis paddle. The game can be played slowly or, for the more experienced “picklers,” vigorously. Anyone of any age can work up a good sweat. 
You can play pickleball every single weekday in the RM of Ritchot, with Île-des-Chênes taking the lead in opportunities to play. Ste. Agathe joined the pickleball craze this fall.
All programs have equipment available for new players.
Not convinced that pickleball is the newest, best thing to hit the courts? Come give it a try for free at the TransCanada Centre on Saturday, November 18 from 1:00–4:00 p.m. This workshop is sponsored by the TransCanada Centre, Vintage Club, and Ritchot Recreation. All you have to do is bring clean runners and a water bottle.

For more information

Pickleball SCHEDULE

École Ile-des-Chenes School
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
8:00–10:30 p.m.
6:00–10:00 p.m.

TransCanada Centre
Wednesdays and Sundays
1:00–3:00 p.m.

École St. Adolphe School
6:00–7:30 p.m. (50+)

École Ste. Agathe School
7:00–8:30 p.m.

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