The Ituna Pickleball Club is a newly organized club in Ituna, Saskatchewan.
Our interest in Pickleball began in the spring of 2018. At that time we were given a grant by Parkland Valley Sports and Recreation to hold a Pickleball clinic. That summer a number interested individuals played on a once used tennis court behind the school.
Over the following two winters we obtained permission to play in the school gym twice a week ... until COVID 19 restrictions no longer made that possible. In the spring of 2020, thanks to a donation of paint from the Ituna location of the Prairie Co-op, we painted lines for 2 courts on an asphalt surface previously used for skateboarding, located at 1st Ave NW (behind the Post Office). It is here that we hope to continue outdoor play when we are able.
Interest in the sport grew and in October, 2020 we formed the Ituna Pickleball Club. When winter arrived we were given permission to rent Sacred Heart Parish Hall and play continued until late November when COVID restriction no longer made that possible.
A grant from Sask Sport has enabled us to purchase additional equipment and will allow us to host a clinic when Pickleball resumes.
We are grateful for all the help we have had in becoming an active club and look forward to the days when we can resume play.