Pickleball growing in popularity in Victoria

Pickleball growing in popularity in Victoria

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Victorians can try pickleball drop-in sessions on Tuesday and Thursdays at the Victoria Curling Club (1952 Quadra St.) from 9 a.m. until noon.

— image credit: Contributed photo

Dave McNeill is on the courts anywhere from five to six days a week — but he’s not playing tennis or badminton.

McNeill is part of a growing population on Vancouver Island who are picking up a paddle and playing pickleball on local courts.

Pickleball, which originated in Bainbridge Island, Washington in 1965, is a raquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis, in which two to four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated…



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