Offered by the NLSGA and the Carleton Place Recreation and Culture Department

“What is pickleball”? This is the most frequently asked question since the North Lanark Senior Games Association booklets and registration papers became available last week. Booklets and registration forms can be picked up at Almonte and Carleton Place Legions, Carleton Place Arena, the Recreation Dept. in the Almonte Old Town Hall, Brunton Hall in Beckwith, Clayton and Hopetown General Stores , Nicholson’s Sundries in Pakenham and Visions Bowling Lanes in Carleton Place.

Pickleball is played on any type of court, preferably 20 feet wide and 44 feet long; identical to a double badminton court. It can be played on any location that is suitable for setting up a net and has a smooth playing surface. The game is played using free standing poles, and a net three feet wide and three feet off the playing surface. The game uses an oversized ping pong paddle and a whiffle ball. This has proven to be an ideal game for people who love tennis or ping pong and enjoy lots of rallies.

The North Lanark Senior Games Association has provided Pickleball equipment and has made arrangements with the Carambeck Community Centre to hold NLSGA District Championship there. NLSGA will be setting up some exhibition games before the gold medal game to be held 6th June.

This is a reasonably active game, the rules are quite simple, and the fun and social time is unlimited. The Pickleball equipment is made available to anyone who wants to try the game every Thursday at 7pm. We hope that enough players come out to form a league for players of all ages from the area.

For more information or if you are interested in playing or trying out pickleball call

Guy Chaput, president of the NLSGA at 613-253-2784 or Jessica Smith , community programmer of the Recreation and Culture Department at 613-257-1704.

Come and join in the fun!!!