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Pontiac’s pickleball fever is spreading

Pickleball may become a new favourite pastime in the Pontiac this summer, as a handful of municipalities across the region are making moves to bring the hybrid sport, which combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis, to their own outdoor rinks and tennis courts.
The Municipality of Mansfield and Pontefract is one of these municipalities warming up to the sport.
At its May 8 council meeting, council voted to dedicate funds to purchase pickleball equipment, including nets, rackets and balls, a request first made by a small group of the sport’s enthusiasts living in the area.
Mansfield mayor Sandra Armstrong explained the municipality is in the process of buying the equipment, and now plans to go beyond the original request and create a court in the outdoor skating rink at the town’s Amyotte Park.
“So parents can bring kids or grandkids, they can play at the . . .

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