from the NZ Herald
Pickleball’s popularity has been growing and the Kāpiti Pickleball Club is struggling to keep up with the demand.
Pickleball is best described as a combination of badminton, ping-pong and tennis. It can be played indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a net similar to a tennis net. Players use a paddle that is reminiscent of a ping-pong paddle but bigger and usually made of more advanced materials.
Jamie O’Donnell is one of the members of the Kāpiti Coast Pickleball group and said they’re very quickly outgrowing their facilities. The group currently meet every Friday at the Waikanae War Memorial Hall, which worked for a while, but its four courts aren’t quite enough anymore.