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Photos: New pickleball courts open in 'pickleball capital' — Burnaby

Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley says the city is "becoming the pickleball capital of Metro Vancouver."

Burnaby pickleballers are celebrating the opening of four new dedicated courts at Squint Lake Park.

The dedicated courts join eight courts at the park shared with tennis.

Mayor Mike Hurley was at the Squint Lake courts’ opening.

“Burnaby is becoming the pickleball capital of Metro Vancouver,” the mayor wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, after opening the courts.

“There are now 99 courts to play across our community — never been a better time to pick up a paddle and give it a try!”

Karen Watson, president of the Burnaby Pickleball Association, expressed her gratitude to the City of Burnaby and said the association is “thrilled” with the new courts.

She told the NOW the courts have already proven to be “extremely popular” and noted the shared tennis/pickleball courts now have a new surface as well.

For more information on pickleball courts in the city, see the Burnaby Pickleball Association's list and the City of Burnaby's website on outdoor courts.