Pickleball Moose Jaw and the City of Moose Jaw have come to terms on a licensing agreement for outdoor courts being built at the Kinsmen Sportsplex. 

City council approved the five-year agreement that outlines who is responsible for the use, operation, maintenance and future expansion of the courts. 

“I think this is great. This has taken a long time to come to fruition. I still think we're a couple of years behind everybody else when we see courts in small places like Southey and Riverhurst. Finally, it looks like we're going ahead with this,” said Coun. Kim Robinson, who has been an advocate for Pickleball in the city. 

The agreement gives Pickleball Moose Jaw exclusive times and rates for the club while ensuring that time is allotted for city programming and drop-in use for the general public. The agreement does have a provision that Pickleball Moose Jaw contributes to future improvements and expansion. 

surfacing or equipment replacement outside of the reserve will be a 50-50 split between the organization and the city. 

City council also approved waiving participant fees for 2022 due to the uncertainty of when the courts will be operational. 

City hoping to have courts operational this summer 

During the 2022 budget deliberations, city council approved the construction of six new outdoor Pickleball courts at the Kinsmen Sportsplex. 

Tenders and requests for quotations have been issued for the surfacing and fencing. Those tenders are expected to be awarded by the end of this month. 

The city’s goal is to begin construction as early as possible this spring, so the courts will be usable before the end of the summer.