Riverbend Community League - PICKLEBALL
Pickleball/Tennis courts - now closed for the 2017 season
To play on the Pickleball/Tennis courts you must have a current membership to Riverbend Community League. If you live in another Community League with their membership you must also get an associate membership from Riverbend Community League office, or TRAC office at Terwillegar Rec Centre
Open courts for PAID Community Members: Noon to dusk Monday to Friday and Weekends
Pickleball courts are located at 14710 53 Ave. Between Riverbend Jr. High and St. Monica school.
Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer smaller version of a wiffle ball.
Although pickleball appears to be very similar to tennis, there are key differences that make pickleball more accessible to a wider range of players, particularly children and seniors. Chief among these differences is the speed of the pickleball ball which typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball. Equally important, however, is the size of the court which is just under one-third of the total area of a tennis court. This smaller area combined with the slower moving ball makes pickleball much easier to play than tennis.