BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – The New River pickleball courts are scheduled to open this weekend, despite the unseasonably cool weather.
Pickleball is a sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis and tennis. It is played using a paddleball.
Pickleball coach Dave Barksdale said he currently doesn’t know a start time for the courts’ opening but stated that times will soon be announced on the Southern West Virginia Pickleball Facebook page.
Barksdale, who has been coaching for several years, expressed his excitement for the opening, as well as the upcoming mixed doubles round-robin pickleball tournament on Saturday, May 22. The tournament is part of the City of Beckley’s Rhododendron Festival.
The New River Park pickleball courts are located at 100 Adair Street in Beckley. For more information, message Southern West Virginia Pickleball on Facebook.