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PHOTOS: Sicamous pickleball courts christened with first official tournament

‘Home run by council’: Players and organizers thank district for speedy court construction

Freshly painted pickleball courts were bustling for the first official tournament in Sicamous.

On Saturday, July 29, a ribbon-cutting was held at the new pickleball courts beside Eagle River Secondary, which opened for play July 4. The six new courts were proposed in May, approved by council and painted early this summer in time for a lively pickleball season, lobbied for by the Sicamous Pickleball Club.

Saturday also saw the club’s first official round-robin tournament, beginning around 9 a.m.

Organizer Deb Heap thanked the district for a “home run” on getting the courts ready so quickly, and short speeches were given by Sicamous Legion president Bill Moore and SASCU branch manager Eldon Kralkay, community partners on the project.

Read more: Sicamous Pickleball Club plays first game on new courts


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Rebecca Willson

About the Author: Rebecca Willson

I took my first step into the journalism industry in November 2022 when I moved to Salmon Arm to work for the Observer and Eagle Valley News. I graduated with a journalism degree in December 2021 from MacEwan University in Edmonton.
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