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Christmas comes early for players of one of city's fastest-growing sports

Posted by Adam in Recreation, 9/20, 9:17 PM

One of Canada’s most rapidly growing sports has received a major local shot in the arm this month. 

The City of Brandon recently unveiled a full complement of new pickleball courts in the city’s Downtown core. The playing surfaces are the result of the conversion of formerly deteriorated courts at Stanley Park that had been primarily dedicated to tennis. With pickleball needing substantially less space, what had been two tennis courts are now a total of six pickleball courts. 

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Rules posted on-site indicate that the new courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from dawn to dusk. Players must wear tennis or soft-soled shoes. In the event all courts are in use and others are waiting to play, a time limit of one hour for singles matches and one and a half hours for doubles matches will apply. 

Brandon’s tennis community hasn’t been without its own support, with the City renovating courts at the Rec Centre this summer. Additional tennis surfaces are available at Queen Elizabeth Park. Brandon’s Recreation Master Plan notes pportunity for future new courts at Sir Winston Churchill Park on the city’s North hill. 

Updated: Sept 21, 9:39am. Corrected open times

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