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.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Dave Shepherd Celebration of LIfe July 18, 2015


Dave Shepherd Celebration of LIfe July 18, 2015 was held at Phoenix Lounge in Abbotsford with about 80 people in attendance.  Thenk you to the emcee Jeffrey Young and Bill Ward Production produced the DVD photos and the speakers included my brother Henry, Allan Turner, Peter Darvill, David Dines bought a placque marked "In Memory of Dave Shepherd"to be placed on a bench at the 12th hole of North Bellingham Golf Course because Dave always hit his golf shot closest to the pin there and it was known as the "Shepherd's Spit".  Thank you to you all !!! 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Video CTV 2015 Pickleball Canada Eastern National Championships

CTV Kitchener Video 2015 Pickleball Canada Eastern National Championships July 10-12, 2015  http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=655186 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Mike, Wesley at outdoor Pickleball Courts Abbotsford

My son Mike enjoyed playing pickleball with Wesley, Ken and Kyle on 8 newly pickleball lines painted on outdoor tennis courts with a concert playing in Jubilee Park in Abbotsford. Wesley and Ken are on their way to compete in the Pickleball Canada Western National Tournament in Kelowna with 300 players including the top players from all over North America!  Update July 12 - Congratulations to Wesley Gabrielsen for winning 3 Gold medals in the Open Mens Singles,Doubles and Mixed Doubles at the 2015 Pickleball Canada National Western Tournament in Kelowna!  Congratulations to Jennifer Lucore for winning 4 Gold and 1 Silver medals at the 2015 Pickleball Canada Eastern National Championships with 200 players in Waterloo, Ontario! A total of 500 players competed in the Eastern and Western Nationals on July 10-12 in Canada. Top 5.0 players included Luba Zhekhovskaya, Christine Barksdale, Gigi LeMaster, Tonji Major, Chris Miller, Steve Wong, Puppet Master Nelson and many more....