There’s a good chance you’ve witnessed a game of pickleball taking place on a local tennis court.
It’s less likely, however, that you walked past said court when the players are dinosaurs, skeletons, pirates or bumblebees.
That was the scene last week when the Richmond BC Pickleball Association (RBCPA) hosted its inaugural Halloween event, with members all dressed in their finest costumes.
Over two sessions at the Hugh Boyd pickleball courts, more than 50 members played fun games while dressed up, producing lots of laughter and, apparently, some “ghoulish” shots.
The RBCPA was instrumental in requesting the city to build two new facilities back in 2020; six courts at Hugh Boyd, and three at South Arm Park.
According to the RBCPA, with the number of new pickleball players growing every week, there is already a need for more public courts in Richmond.
More information about the RBCPA and how to join can be found at richmondbcpickleball.org.