The Weyburn Pickleball Club (WPC), for the first time on May 10th, had 30 players utilizing the Weyburn Tennis/Pickleball courts. Murray Benson of Weyburn said, "there were four temporary courts and two permanent courts being utilized; they can have 24 players playing at the same time. Prior to this, only 12 players could play at one time with the three courts."

"The WPC took one court and has now turned this court into four temporary courts using temporary lines and portable nets. This method still allows this court to be used as a tennis court, a single pickleball court, or four pickleball courts. The cost of the tape, labour, and portable nets were all paid for by the WPC."

Benson said that, "The City of Weyburn Leisure Services, the WPC, and other user groups such as St. Michael School, Weyburn Comprehensive School, and the Weyburn Tennis Club, all agreed on a trial basis to try out the temporary courts and evaluate how they function. These groups plan to meet again in June to discuss how the trial basis went and to plan for the future of the City Facility."

Benson added that, "The WPC now has over 140 paid members and pickleball is certainly one of the fastest growing sports in North America. Those interested in giving it a try just need a paddle and court shoes, and are then ready to play."

The WPC meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the outdoor courts in Jubilee Park.

Pickle ballPhoto courtesy of Murray Benson.