Thursday, December 17, 2015

ARC Winter/Spring Pickleball schedule January 4 to May 31, 2016

ARC Winter/Spring program guide January 4 to May 31, 2016 - Pickleball schedule:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Pickleball (16+) 1:00 - 3:00 pm, 7:30 - 9:45 pm
Sunday: Family Pickleball 11:15am - 1:15 pm  Recreational Pickleball 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Competitive Pickleball 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm (see page 44 in winter/spring guide)

Competitive Pickleball: If you are looking for a competitive time to play the sport of pickleball this program is for you. The program is based on a ladder format where participants will draw for court numbers at the beginning of each class. Abbotsford Recreation Centre Singles Jan 10 - 31 Su 3:45pm - 5:45pm 4/$45.50 285490 Feb 7 - 28 Su 3:45pm - 5:45pm 4/$45.50 285492 Mar 6 - Apr 3 Su 3:45pm - 5:45pm 4/$45.50 285494 Apr 10 - May 1 Su 3:45pm - 5:45pm 4/$45.50 285496 May 8 - 29 Su 3:45pm - 5:45pm 4/$45.50 285498 Doubles Jan 10 - 31 Su 3:45pm - 5:45pm 4/$91 285491 Feb 7 - 28 Su 3:45pm - 5:45pm 4/$91 285493 Mar 6 - Apr 3 Su 3:45pm - 5:45pm 4/$91 285495 Apr 10 - May 1 Su 3:45pm - 5:45pm 4/$91 285497 May 8 - 29 Su 3:45pm - 5:45pm 4/$91 285499

Chilli-Paddle-Wac Tourrnament Dec 30th, 2015

Upcoming Pickleball tournament in Chilliwick:
Chilli-Paddle-Wac Tourrnament http://www.chilli-paddle-wack.ca/ Date: Wednesday Dec 30th, 2015
Time: Registration for the Random 3.0, 3.25 and 3.5 events@ 9:00AM. Games start at 9:30AM. Registration for the Random 3.75, 4.0 and 4.5 events@ 1:00PM. Games start at 1:30PM.
Cost: $20.00 for your event and will be collected AT THE EVENT WHEN YOU REGISTER.
Location: Yarrow Community School, 4595 Wilson Rd, Chilliwack (in Yarrow), BC

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2015 ARC Pickleball Christmas Potluck Party Photos

Thank you everyone for coming (about 50 people) to the 2015 ARC 7th Pickleball Christmas Potluck Party yesterday. There were an array of delicious food including quiches, sausage rolls, wraps, shrimps, dips, veggies and fruit platters, desserts.  Special thanks to Gerry for providing the Christmas music and sing along songs. It was wonderful for our Pickleball group to celebrate Christmas together!
Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year!






Saturday, December 12, 2015

ARC Christmas Potluck Party and Winter/Spring Schedule

Dec. 19 - Jan 3 -  Pickleball Monday, Tues and Wed 12:30 - 2:30 pm, Sunday 12pm - 4 pm.  Pickleball on Tuesday evenings, Christmas Eve and New Year Eve are cancelled.

Christmas Pickleball Potluck Party on Tuesday Dec. 15 at 3:30 pm after Pickleball at ARC Senior Centre.  Please bring a dish.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Winter/Spring Schedule Jan 4 to May 31, 2016:  
Pickleball on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Pickleball on Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 - 9:45 pm
Pickleball on Sunday 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Sunday, November 29, 2015

International Pickleball Associations All Over the World

Pickleball France   http://pickleballfrance.org/accueil.html
Pickleball Spain   http://www.pickleballspain.org/en/
Pickleball Finland   http://www.pickleballfinland.fi/
Pickleball Netherlands   http://picklebal.nl/
Australia Pickleball Association   https://auspa.org/
UK Pickleball Association   http://www.pickleball.org.uk/
Ukrainian Pickleball Association  http://pickleballukraine.com/en/
All India Pickleball Associaiton  http://www.aipa.co.in/

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Pickleball Safety and Court Etiquette:

Last Thursday Mila had a fall playing pickleball at ARC.  She had a complicated triple fracture of her left wrist and had surgery on Friday morning.  The injury had nothing to do with a collision. It was just a fall. However, players should be very careful about running into another court to return a shot for the possibility of crashing into someone  Two months ago Janet also had a fall and injured her wrist and it took two months to heal.

Pickleball Safety and Court Etiquette:

Check the playing area for uneven or wet surfaces, inadequate lighting, poor maintenance that could contribute to an injury.


Running backwards to get a ball should be discouraged. Instead, turning then running forward or arranging for the doubles partner to retrieve those shots is preferable.

Running to return a shot close to a fence, railing, wall etc. should be discouraged to avoid injury.

 A “Ball on Court” call should be standard practice to signal a stop in play so that an errant ball landing in the court can be returned to its respective court and avoid injury.

Running into another court to return a shot should be discouraged to avoid crashing into a player causing injury.

Do not roll or kick a ball out of your way, but walk to the back of your court with ball in hand, find out who's missing their ball and throw or hit it back to a player on the court from where it came.


 Players should be wearing court shoes with ankle support and a sole designed for the particular playing surface (indoor /outdoor).

Safety approved eyewear is recommended to avoid risk of injury and help protect a player’s eyes.

An opponent's skill level should be respected to avoid causing them injury.

Safety and etiquette rules should be communicated to players and form part of regular play.