Friday, September 28, 2012

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 6 - 7, 2013

We are very pleased to announce that the City of Abbotsord has approved hosting the Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 6 - 7, 2013 to be held at Abbotsford Recreation Centre and Yale Secondary School with 14 indoor courts in  21 events: Open, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, Under 55 Men's, Women's Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles and a Junior category.  Registration form will be printed out next month and registrations will start on Dec 1.  We look forward to seeing you next year!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

5 New Outdoor Pickleball Courts in Abbotsford

Great news!!  We now have 5 outdoor pickleball courts in Abbotsford:
One pickleball court at Larch Park:    One outdoor pickleball court is on the tennis court at Larch Park which uses the existing tennis net.  Thanks to Grant to getting this one up and running successfully.
Three pickleball courts on basketball court at Yale Court:   Dave is pleased to let you know that he put in a request to the City of Abbotsford to paint three outdoor pickleball lines for use with portable nets and also one tennis court lined for pickleball.   The City has agreed to our request and has painted three pickleball courts at Yale Court Park on Old Yale Road near ARC.  These pickleball courts require a portable net and are painted on a full size basketball court.  The court is fully fenced, the asphalt surface in excellent condition.
One pickleball court on the one public tennis court at Yale Court:    In addition to these courts, they have painted pickleball lines on the one public tennis court in the same location (where the tennis bubble is).  This court is a good quality acrylic surface which uses the tennis net for pickleball.  These four courts have public washroom facilities right there.  A big thank you to the City of Abbotsford for responding to our request and giving us these facilities so quickly and efficiently.

Pickleball Canada Demo/Instruction The Arbutus Club

Pickleball Canada volunteers Dave, Mike and Henry gave an Open House pickleball Demo/instruction at The Arbutus Club in Vancouver Sept. 27 for two hours 10-12pm.  They taught about 25 beginners and intermediate players on four badminton courts, teaching them the correct serve, strokes and rules.  Many of the beginners who attended were regular tennis players at the club so most players had some basic hand-eye coordination.  The beginners were able to play a complete game by the rules and announcing the scores before serve.  The demo and instruction were very successful with all players enjoyed the two hours and felt that they learned a lot by attending.  The Club has all the equipment (nets, paddles and balls). With all the tennis members at The Arbutus Club, they look forward to the growth of pickleball in their facility.  Thanks to Chrystal Stone, the facility coordinator at The Arbutus Club for inviting Pickleball Canada for the Open House demo and also for the very nice lunch!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Pickleball Demo in Mission, B.C. Sept. 15

Pickleball demonstration
Saturday September15 from
1pm to 4pm at Cedar Valley
Mennonite Church on Janzen Avenue, Mission, B.C. Drop in anytime!
Pickleball demonstration, free refreshments and instruction by Pickleball Canada volunteer instructors Dave, Mike and Grant... come and learn from current local players of the game. We have all the equipment you need - just bring yourself. Be prepared to have fun, no matter how old you are! Sponsored by the Mission Association for Seniors Housing and Cedar Valley Manor. Website:

PCO Tournament Points for PAO 50+ Ontario Open Provincial Tournament

PCO Tournament Points for Tier 2 - Provincial Tournaments
1st Place - 1000 points
2nd Place - 500 points
3rd Place - 300 points

PAO Investors Group 50+ Provincial Ontario Open Tournament, Oshawa, Sept 6 - 7, 2012

Member No. First name Last name Tournament Points
51 Bill Furse 2000
52 Linda Furse 2000
107 Bill Pineau 1000
108 Suzanne Pineau 1000
159 Jeanette McGuire 800
228  Yolande Lew  300
347  Merrie Lee  600
368 Mary Allard 500
435 Ken Twilley 300

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Investors Group Ontario Pickleball Open Sept 6-7,2012

The Investors Group Ontario Pickleball Open 2012
(Sanctioned by Pickleball Canada)
Sept. 6-7, OshawaOntario

This provincial 50+ tournament convened by the Pickleball Association of Ontario is scheduled for Oshawa on Sept. 6-7, 2012. The indoor 8 court A.E. King Fitness Centre, 1200 Leland Rd., Oshawa ON.  Categories include Men's, Women's, Mixed Doubles in Competitive and Recreational with about 100 participants. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

2012 Ontario 55+ summer games in Brampton, Ontario

Seniors win pickleball gold at Summer Games, Aug 20, 2012 The Mississauga News Two teams from Mississauga captured gold medals in pickleball competition over three days last week at the 2012 Ontario 55+ Summer Games in Brampton. Diane Pounder and Gerry Infeld teamed up to win gold in mixed doubles the 65-and-over age category.  Lloyd Brassington and Paul Schirripa came out on top in the men's doubles competition for aged 55-and-over . The competitors were members of the fast-growing Pickleball Mississauga Association who play out of the Mississauga Valleys and South Common fitness centres and at the Mississauga Seniors' Centre. About 110 out of the 1300 participants in the 18 activities at the 55+ Summer Games were pickleball players.