A North Okanagan community will serve up a dedicated pickleball facility.
Armstrong Spallumcheen Parks and Recreation will convert its long neglected tennis court at Memorial Park to a pickleball court.
“We are in the process of getting quotes to re-do the tennis court into a pickleball court,” said Coun. Joe Van Tienhoven, Spallumcheen’s representative to the parks and recreation board.
“It’s not cost effective enough to turn into a tennis court.”
Once the court is resurfaced and lined for pickleball, it will open to players on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“It’s definitely in the works to work on it this year and get it open for a short pickleball season,” said Van Tienhoven. “How long it will progress, I can’t say.”
Tennis players can still use the courts at Len Wood Middle School.
n The swimming pool at Memorial Park opened for aquafit classes and swim lessons May 14. The pool will open for public swimming this weekend.