Pickleball group raises funds

The Greater Vernon Pickleball Association held a charity tournament for the Upper Room Mission.

A growing new sport is providing support for residents in need.

The Greater Vernon Pickleball Association recently hosted a charity tournament to raise funds for the Upper Room Mission.

Twenty-four players came together and collected $1,177 for the mission, which provides meals and other programs for local residents.

Pickleball is played on a badminton size court, using a net placed at tennis height. It’s is played using a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.

“It is played both outdoors, and indoors in northern climates such as Vernon,” said Nancy Agassiz, with the GVPA.

For more information about the GVPA, call Agassiz at 250-503-6631 or e-mail wifflewackers@gmail.com.