Sheena Brewer, the zone 3 pickleball coordinator for the 55 plus B.C. Senior Games, reaches for the ball as her partner Barb Metcalf looks on at the Give It A Try event on Wednesday at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Giving pickleball a try in Maple Ridge

Seniors lined the gym at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre for the Give It A Try event

Seniors lined six courts at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Wednesday morning to try their hand at pickleball.

There were 26 participants at the Give It A Try event hosted by the City of Maple Ridge Parks and Recreation and the B.C. Seniors Games Society.

Give It A Try lets seniors interested in learning a sport, give it a try for free with a social component afterwards.

Pickleball is a combination between tennis, ping pong and badminton.

READ ALSO: Pitt Meadows pickleball pro captures gold

A lawn bowling demo takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on June 14 at the Maple Ridge Lawn Bowling Club, 11445 232 Street in Maple Ridge.

Following each event Parks and Recreation and the B.C. Seniors Game Society Zone 3 representatives hosted a social gathering with refreshments and resources for all participants.

Participants at the pickleball event received a water bottle and a towel to thank them for their participation. They also received a ten-punch pass to the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre.


 

cflanagan@mapleridgenews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Sheena Brewer, the zone 3 pickleball coordinator for the 55 plus B.C. Senior Games, at the Give It A Try event on Wednesday at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Di Horne tries out pickleball at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre Wednesday morning. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Just Posted

Hammond Cedar workers can access retraining funds

Maple Ridge mill workers to be laid off by end of October

Global Climate Strike comes to Maple Ridge

Small group pickets outside city hall

Maple Ridge has new top administrator

Council names new CAO on Thursday

Petition says pot-grow stench led to ‘Summer of Stink’ in Fraser Valley

Province urged to ‘Stop the Smell’ in the Fraser Valley

Maple Ridge Ale Trail combines craft beer and the outdoors

The community launch takes place September 21 at the Haney Farmers Market

PHOTOS: Young protesters in B.C. and beyond demand climate change action

Many demonstaers were kids and teens who skipped school to take part

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

U.S.’s largest retailer points to ‘growing’ complications in federal, state and local regulations

Former B.C. lifeguard gets house arrest for possession of child porn

Cees Vanderniet of Grand Forks will serve six months of house arrest, then two years’ probation

Student arrested at South Delta Secondary for alleged assault

The alleged assault occurred between two SDSS students on Wednesday, Sept. 18

Crown alleges resentment of ex-wife drove Oak Bay father to kill his daughters

Patrick Weir alleged in his closing arguments that Andrew Berry is responsible for the deaths of his daughters

‘I’d do it again,’ says B.C. man who swam naked, drunk in Toronto shark tank

David Weaver, of Nelson, was drunk when he went to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12 2018

How to react to Trudeau’s racist photos? With humility, B.C. prof says

‘We are now treating racism as a crime that you cannot recover from’

Victoria man spots online photo of his totem pole 11 years after it was stolen

Mark Trueman restored the pole himself before it was stolen off of his property in Duncan

VIDEO: Fire destroys Williams Lake strip club targeted by past arson attempts

Diamonds and Dust Entertainment Lounge destroyed by fire, as well as New World Tea and Coffee House

Most Read