Pickleball club growing

The Oceanside Pickleball Club has been enjoying a great outdoor season, as their 55-plus club recently welcomed its 150th member.

The Oceanside Pickleball Club has been enjoying the beautiful weather

The Oceanside Pickleball Club has been enjoying the beautiful weather

The Oceanside Pickleball Club has been enjoying a great outdoor season, as their 55-plus club recently welcomed its 150th member.

Every weekday, from 9 a.m. to noon, you can find the Oceanside Pickleball Club at the lacrosse box in Parksville’s Community Park.

Executive President Jim Cunningham has been busy promoting pickleball locally. Cunningham, along with Hugh Bohm, Mike Davies, Tom Staite and Ian Wood, have spent many hours offering free lessons to both newcomers and experienced players wanting to improve their skills.

They have also been invited to introduce high school students to the fast-paced sport of pickleball.

The group recently hosted a successful in-club tournament where new sponsors, Glen Mcpherson of Royal LePage, Keith Anderson and Todd Sjogren of BMO Nesbitt Burns, were introduced to all members. The club thanks them and their original sponsor, Dairy Queen, for their support as well.

Last week the Oceanside Pickleball Club hosted the Comox Valley Pickleball Club for an all levels fun tournament. Tom and Della Staite did an excellent job of coordinating the draw and both clubs enjoyed a picnic in the shade after a fine morning of competition.

Their season will continue through September and anyone interested in some fun and exercise can drop by and give pickleball a try.

Check out their blog at https://oceansidepickleball.wordpress.com

— with files from Oceanside Pickleball Club