High River Town Council will be asked to resolve a dispute between two groups over the use of the tennis courts.

The Pickleball club is wanting to use the tennis courts but they are not happy with the agreement the tennis club has put forward.

So the two groups will be going to council to figure out a solution.

Secretary Sandra Wiebe says the tennis club has put forward what they consider to be a fair option.

"What we would like council to see is that pickleball is asking for more than their fair share," said Wiebe. "They already have indoor access year round. We have four maybe five temperamental weather related months to play out there and we have no indoor options."

They met with the recreation board and offered a compromise of offering pickleball to take one of their five courts.

One tennis court can be turned into four pickleball courts, leaving both clubs with four courts each.

"A lot of communities across B.C. and Alberta are choosing to build pickleball specific courts because they have found that it is easier to separate the two sports. So that is kind of the forward motion other communities are taking."

"We are trying to be willing and get this over with because we don't feel like it should go to council but we can only do what we can do," Wiebe said.

Both clubs have about 150 members.

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