Below is an interesting article from Tennis BC dated March 5, 2021. We faced this challenge back in 2017 & successfully defended our position of "no PB lines on tennis courts & PB should have dedicated courts". I hope the removal of PB lines doesn't damage the tennis court surfaces.
Joint Tennis BC/Pickleball BC Committee. As many of you are aware, there have been increasing challenges over the past several years resulting from the addition of pickleball lines on tennis courts. In many regions around the province, adding pickleball lines to existing tennis courts has been the most cost-effective way of meeting the needs of pickleball players, but this “solution” has too often created more problems than it has solved.
Tennis BC and Pickleball BC have decided to address this situation directly and have struck a committee of representatives from both sports. The purpose of the committee is to develop a joint strategy that we hope will ultimately result in the creation of more dedicated pickleball courts and the removal of pickleball lines from tennis courts. One of the key principles underpinning the work of this committee is a commitment to open and respectful communication.
The first meeting of the joint committee took place last week and was a very positive start to this initiative. The committee is planning to have a signed Memorandum of Understanding between Tennis BC and Pickleball BC within the next several weeks. We will provide updates on this important work as developments occur.
Click here to read the Recommendations for the Construction or Installation of Public Pickleball Courts in BC Communities