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Outdoor pickleball courts for Alstonville

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Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players earlier this month.

The eight new tournament-standard outdoor courts have been developed by Alstonville Tennis Club at a cost of over $350,000, and were largely financed by the NSW government, complemented by $131,000 from the club itself. 

‘Pickleball is emerging as an extremely popular sport Australia-wide. The Northern Rivers has an increasing number of indoor courts, but major tournaments are played outdoors, so our club wanted a top-class outdoor facility,’ Club President, Nathan Kempshall said.

The club’s membership has grown substantially in recent months, largely due to pickleballers, or ‘picklers’, joining. The new courts have already been tested by picklers from across the region, and leading local and Queensland players put on an exhibition match at the opening.


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