Pickleball: it’s a name that suggests a game at Oktoberfest, or a frat party. The combination of tennis and badminton is catching on with active seniors all over North America. It’s played with a whiffle-ball and an oversized ping-pong paddle.
Thanks to a grant from Town of Bancroft council, the Curling Club now has a court and equipment. It will be running in a few weeks. The courts will be open every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday.
Club chairman John Vanderpas said that about 70 people have already indicated their interest in writing. Vanderpas said the game was a social and physical experience. It’s guaranteed to produce laughter and memorable moments.