Pickleball coming to Richland

RICHLAND, Wash. - The Tri-Cities may have a new rising sport, pickleball and the city of Richland is spending big money to have its own place to play.

Pickleball is a smaller version of tennis using smaller paddles and a wiffle ball. Four pickleball courts could go in at Claybell Park in south Richland where the old tennis courts sit.

"We don't have any resources in terms of pickleball, so it would be nice to have that so people could get into the sport or have an outlet, a place to take part it," said park go-er, Krystal Ellingson.

Staff say it would cost $26,000 to complete the project.