Pickleball in Knowlton 

By Robert Paterson 

After a pause due to COVID, pickleball in Knowlton is opening up for new members this spring. As many have noticed, pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Locally, there were less than 20 members in 2016. Last year there were 140. The club hopes for 180 members in 2023. The cost of membership is $35 a year. A good USAPA approved paddle can range from $125 and higher. Beginners’ paddles can start as low as $30 to $40. 

Located in Lions Park, three courts have been provided by the Town of Brome Lake. The club has exclusive access for 28 hours a week. No longer the preserve of only seniors, the sport is now enthusiastically supported by the young. The club is open to all over the age of 16. The world champion is 16. In Knowlton, pickleball is as much a social experience as a competitive sport. There are regular picnics and breakfasts; members usually play in mixed foursomes. There is also a strong coaching presence where beginners are introduced to the sport and can be offered a pathway to an advanced level. 

Registration: https://www.amilia.com/store/fr/ville-de-lac-brome/shop/programs