Chesterfield’s newest ‘sport for all ages’: Pickleball!


Ian Walton tells how he returns from Canada with a new sport

WHEN I set off for Canada on a family visit last year, little did I imagine that I’d return home hooked on a brilliant new sport: pickleball! My partner and I go to Squamish, a small town just north of Vancouver, for several weeks each year to spend time with our grandchildren. While there, I like to take my mountain bike out on the superb trails in this beautiful area. As well as cycling, I enjoy tennis and racket ball so, last summer, I decided to look for somewhere in Squamish to play them. I made a few enquiries at the local sports centre and discovered that while there were tennis courts in Squamish, there was no club or organised sessions so it was going to be difficult to get a game…