Weyburn's very own, brand-new Adult Dodgeball league kicked off on Wednesday night at the Weyburn Credit Union Spark Centre in the Legacy Park Elementary School gymnasium.

"It was a lot of fun, there was a lot of laughter," shared Ryan Dale, Leisure Services Manager with the City of Weyburn. 

Dale said he is also part of the league.

"We think by week four we'll be in better shape, I'm sure. It's a very intense sport, and, of course, a lot of us haven't played it probably since Grade Seven, but I mean, just a lot of laughs and a lot of positive feedback from teams on the first week. It was just absolutely incredible."

He said the City wants to provide as many opportunities as possible for everyone to get active and get engaged in community activities, and dodgeball is just another excellent outlet for people to do just that. 

When they originally put out a call for registration, he said they were hoping to fill eight teams. However, they had so many responses they now have 12 teams.

"We had it at eight originally but had a decent-sized waitlist. So we decided to up our league to 12 teams. It's a great thing for the city of Weyburn to now offer an adult dodgeball league," he commented.

He said even if you didn't get onto a team this time around, you could still have an opportunity to play.

"You can always e-mail us and we can e-mail some captains and see if they want to put you on a sub list, or maybe they want some extra players, because that's definitely a thing, too. Shoot us an e-mail and we can figure that out."

He said not only are they planning to continue this league year after year, if another age group, such as teens, happened to be interested in forming their own league, but they also are welcome to contact the Spark Centre and they will consider it for future programming.

"So sign up, get active, and enjoy playing with us," he invited.

Dale added there is no room for spectators in the LPES gym, as they have four teams playing at one time, with two teams on each side of the curtain.

See a gallery below of some recent action on the court.

dodgeballShown here is the layout for the Dodgeball court in the LPES gym.