Sunday, November 29, 2015

International Pickleball Associations All Over the World

Pickleball France
Pickleball Spain
Pickleball Finland
Pickleball Netherlands
Australia Pickleball Association
UK Pickleball Association
Ukrainian Pickleball Association
All India Pickleball Associaiton

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.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Chilli-Paddle-Wac Tourrnament Nov 21, 2015

Chilli-Paddle-Wac Tourrnament
Date: Saturday November 21st, 2015
Cost: $20.00 for your first event, $15 per additional event,
Lunch: Lunch and/or supper will be provided and is included in your registration fees.
Location: Yarrow Community School, 4595 Wilson Rd, Chilliwack (in Yarrow), BC
Format: Random Partner Doubles (Time ~8:30am to 4:00pm)
Doubles games, with a different random partner each game. At the end of the day
the player with the highest individual score in each event wins. There will be 6
events 3.0, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4.0, and 4.5+ with each event consisting of 8 players.
First 8 to register will play. This event is Co-Ed tournament with men and women
playing together/against each other. We've made a slight change in that everyone
is now guaranteed 7 games, with the top 4 players in each event awarded an
additional 3 playoff games to decide the winner. The arranging of games is now
improved with EVERYONE playing with everyone exactly once, EVERYONE
playing against everyone exactly twice. We'll also be starting fewer (probably only
3 events at one time) so that there will be VERY little wait times between games.
Fixed Partner Doubles (Time ~4:00pm to 7:00pm)
These events will be the standard fixed partner doubles games. This will be round
robin play with playoffs to determine the winning team There will be 4 events:
Women's Doubles 4.0, Women's Doubles Open, Men's Doubles 4.0, and Men's
Doubles Open. This event is NOT Co-Ed. Everyone is guaranteed at least 4 (this
will probably be 5) games, and at least 1 playoff game.
Singles (Time ~7:00pm to 10:00pm)
These events will be the standard singles games. This will be round robin playoffs to determine the winning player There will be 3 events: Women's Singles
Open, Men's Singles 4.0, and Men's Singles Open. This event is NOT Co-Ed.
Everyone is guaranteed at least 4 (this might be 5 or could change depending on
the number of players who sign up) games, and at least 1 playoff game.
Contact: For further information please contract us at  

Monday, August 3, 2015

Statistics of Pickleball Players, Places to Play and courts in Canada

Pickleball is widely recognized as one of North America’s fastest growing sports with an estimated 250,000 players, 10,000 courts and 3,500 places to play in North America.
Total estimated number of player in Canada:
2011  6,072
2012  8.173
2013 10,128
2014 14,135
2015 20,003 

As of Oct 30, 2014, Canada has a total estimated number of players is 14,135, 290 Places to Play and 710 pickleball courts.

As of Aug 3, 2015, Canada has  a total estimated number of players is 20.003376 Places to Play and 1077 pickleball courts.

Number of Players (Oct 30/14)  Number of Players (Aug 3/15)           
BC   6971                                 9563                                          
ON   5385                                 6043                                              
AB   665                                   1845
MB  245                                     625
SK  270                                      770
NB  107                                      369
NS  290                                      530                            
QC  120                                      120
PEI  82                                        58

NL   0                                          80
Total  14,135                          20003

Places to Play   Places to Play    Number of courts  
   (Oct 30/14)          (Aug 3/15)           (Aug 3/15) 
BC   106                              128                                        485
ON  130                               152                                        330
AB   15                                 32                                         104
SK    8                                  16                                          43
MB   9                                   17                                         33
NS   7                                   10                                         27
NB   9                                   13                                         32
QC   6                                   4                                            6
PEI   3                                  3                                           13
NL   0                                   1                                             4
Total  290                          376                                         1077

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In Memory of Dave Shepherd Placque

Dave's placque to be placed on the 12th hole on a bench at North Bellingham Golf Course in Bellingham, WA. This plaque will surely improve many lucky golfers handicap.