Pickleball invades the Curling Club

Terry Olson is founder of the Norfolk Curling Club’s pickleball league, which is scheduled to go on until the end of September. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

NORFOLK — Traditionally during the spring and summer months, the ice rink at the Norfolk Curling Club is unused.

But this year, starting in May,  the club’s iceless rink came alive with the excitement of a sport new to Norfolk: pickleball.

Curling club member Terry Olson, who started the club’s pickleball league, describes the game as a combination of badminton, tennis and ping pong. 

The pickleball court is 44 feet long and 20 feet wide, the size of a badminton court.

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