Pickleball: North America’s fastest growing sport

Pickleball will take over Howie Meeker Arena in Oceanside Place April 20 through July 17.

Pickleball will take over Howie Meeker Arena in Oceanside Place April 20 through July 17.

In what’s being called the “fastest growing sport in North America,” pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping-pong and badminton. With nine courts being setup, there are four different classes that you can register for.

There’s drop in pickleball, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For anyone looking for an introduction to the game of pickleball, there will be an introductory class running Tuesdays, running April 21 to May 5, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

If you’ve got the basic skills down and are interested in improving on your game, advanced pickleball classes run May 13 to June 10, every Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

There’s also an intermediate class for the competitive player, looking to gain that extra bit of skill to round out their game, Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m., May 12 to June 2.

Registration is open and can be done online through the RDN’s website at www.rdn.bc.ca, follow the links under the Active Living Guide, or you can register in person at Oceanside Place.