Pickleball is the new hot sport and the city of Yakima has opened eight new pickleball courts at Franklin Park. City officials say the work started in early June converting three of the six tennis courts at the park into eight courts for pickleball. A news release from the city of Yakima says pickleball is "a fast growing sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played either as doubles or singles with paddles and wiffle balls. The Yakima Pickleball Club provided volunteer labor and funding to assist with the project."

You want more information about pickleball? Stop at the Sporthaus in Yakima. Owner Sig Fossum assisted with the renovation and conversion, applying his experience in renovating other courts in the area.