LETTER: Pickleball players need keep their 'noisy, disturbing' game off tennis courts

Dear Editor:

What the heck is pickleball asked Andy Prest of the North Shore News July 22, 2020. I’ll tell you what it is Mr. Prest, as an 80-year-old+ senior and an avid tennis player: pickleball is a noisy, noisy, noisy, irritable, disturbing game.

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Concocted by some USA government official in his backyard to placate his bored children, that’s where it should be played: in backyards and forests where it originated.

But copycat bored Canadian adults have adopted this noisy game and are trying to push it on to tennis courts as they have done to the courts across from my house using the practice board as their own territory from dawn to dusk. No tennis player can get on the tennis practice board. Also violating COVID rules, the distancing, the masking as they bunch up in hordes in the practice board area banging away their rocks with a paddle board and plastered practice area floor with hop scotch lines.

I love tennis and would play it in a wheelchair, which may not be far off. Pickleballers leave the pickle alone in a jar where it belongs and the dog named pickle in his own backyard. Bored Canadian adults find another place to play your noisy hop scotch game, a place where you can’t be heard or seen.

C. Palleson
North Vancouver

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