The Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center was packed on Tuesday morning, as cars filled virtually every space of the facility’s parking lot. It wasn’t the swimming pool that brought them, however, but the game of pickleball.
Havasu’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts open gyms throughout the year in the Aquatic Center’s “Relics and Rods” hall, with basketball, table tennis and volleyball as available options. According to recreation supervisor Swan Cooke, pickleball is the most popular activity by far.
About 42 members of the Havasu community, many of whom were retirees, occupied the four courts set up in the Aquatic Center on Tuesday, after rainy weather brought players from outdoor venues such as the Island and The Ark at Stonebridge Christian Fellowship Church.
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