Several players from the South Shuswap and Salmon Arm take advantage of new pickleball courts at the grand opening of the new Shuswap Lake Estates facility.

Several players from the South Shuswap and Salmon Arm take advantage of new pickleball courts at the grand opening of the new Shuswap Lake Estates facility.

Pickleball players get new venue

The pickleball courts at Shuswap Lake Estates officially opened on the weekend of Sept. 13 and 14.

The pickleball courts at Shuswap Lake Estates officially opened on the weekend of Sept. 13 and 14.

More than 60 individuals participated in the two day event. A strong turnout from the Salmon Arm Pickleball Club contributed to the success.

All visitors were high in their praise about the quality of the new venue.

Ross Dupuis, Cheryl Wallace and Gordon Campbell have agreed to launch the Shuswap Lake Estates Pickleball Club at this venue.

Early sign-ups for the 2015 season have exceeded expectations, giving the club a very good base to build from.

Membership and season playing fees are $50 and the Shuswap Lake Estates activity fees is $20.

Walk-on fees will be $3 for those who have paid the SLE activity fee and $5 for non-members.

Racquets and balls are now available in the pro shop.

Open days for pickleball play are 1 p.m. on the weekends starting Sept. 20 and 21 and Sept. 27 and 28.

Members and walk-ons are welcome. Coaching will be available for beginners and newcomers.

The courts are available anytime for players who wish to organize their own groups.

Members have keys and can access the courts on their own.

Non-members will need to check in at the golf pro shop and register to get a key to the courts.

Interested pickleball players may contact the Shuswap Lake Estates office at 250-675-2523 or the pro shop at Shuswap Lake Estates Golf Club at 250-675-2315.

In golfing news, the final Men’s Night is Sept. 23, with an 18- hole shotgun starting at 1:30 p.m. Call 1-800-661-3955 or visit www.shuswaplakeestates.com to book your tee time. Cost is $85.00 and includes green fee, cart, prizes and buffet dinner.

The SECA tournament is today, Friday Sept. 19. Cost is $85. Open to everyone. Sign up at the pro shop.