Pickleball enthusiasts in the Kenora area received some exciting news this week. New pickleball courts will be coming to the city, thanks to funding from the federal and provincial governments.

The City of Kenora and the Kenora Pickleball Club have received $73,000 in funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to enhance pickleball courts at Garrow Park, announced by Kenora Rainy – River MPP Greg Rickford.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to build on existing community resources and improve Kenora’s recreational programming. I am proud that the Ontario government continues to support important community infrastructure in Kenora,” said Rickford, following the announcement.

The federal government recently provided $25,000 towards the pickleball court conversion project, announced by Kenora MP Bob Nault earlier this month. 

“Every year, organizations throughout the North apply for New Horizons for Seniors Program funding for community-based projects that foster social inclusion and engagement of seniors,” said Nault. “These projects are lead or inspired by seniors and help to improve their quality of life.” 

The Kenora Pickleball Club started in roughly 2013 with 20 members. The club has now grown to over 100 active members. Pickleball is a take on badminton, tennis and ping pong - with the dimensions and layout of a badminton court and a net, with similar rules to tennis.

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