One might be fooled into believing that a game with a name like pickleball shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
They’d be wrong.
“It’s true that the game is just a barrel of fun and for me I only had to hit the ball about four times and I was addicted,” explained Trish Main, the president of the Victoria Pickleball Association.
Main was on hand at the Pearkes Recreation Centre for the first ranked tournament in Victoria’s history.
“And it’s true that past tournaments have pretty much been just for fun where competitors just threw their name in a hat and it was pretty much just a random draw. But the sport is maturing and, for this tournament, the competitors had to…