The game of pickleball continues to grow in popularity and although it is played by all ages, the vast majority are in the 55+ age group. The game is less hard on the joints than most traditional court sports and is played on a smaller court with a lighter paddle and ball. Yet it offers the same benefits as other court sports with less wear and tear on the body. Development-related benefits include better hand-to-eye coordination, better balance and improved mental alertness.
At this time there are no pickleball courts at Arbutus Ridge, so games are played off site, indoors in Mill Bay, Duncan. There are 8 outdoor courts at Chemainus,
Players with previous tennis, squash, badminton or table tennis experience often become addicted to pickleball once they have tried the game. The learning curve is much easier than other sports.
One game takes about 15 minutes, so six to seven games can be played in a 2 hour session. This means everyone gets to meet and play with a lot of different people each time they come out to play. This makes for a wonderful social scene.
For more information re Pickelball on Vancouver Island click on www.vipa.ca