Thursday, October 31, 2013


10:00am-3:00pm, Saturday, November 16, 2013. Skill Level 3.25-4.0. 5 total games: 2 Qualifiers plus 3 round robins. Entry Fee $ 20.00 per player ($40.00 per team). Awards for top 2 teams in each of the 5 round divisions. Entry deadline: 1 November, 2013.For further information contact Jack Byron 250-493-5087

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pickleball Halloween Round Robin Tournament Oct 26

Pickleball Halloween Round Robin and Chili Cook-off in Atlantic South on Oct 26.  After round robin, everyone put their costumes on for a few games of "dinking" competition using paddles with the shapes of pumpkins, ghost, and black cats.  They finished off the tournament with a chili cook-off with 19 chili chefs! Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Pickleball Canada New Website Launching in November, 2013

Great news: We are excited to announce that Pickleball Canada will be launching a new website in the middle of November. Our new website will have new features and improvements. So, please come to visit our new website in November!

Pickleball Canada Accomplishments Review 2013

Pickleball Canada (PCO) has had great accomplishments in 2013.  The number of players, clubs and groups, membership number is now 700+, Places to Play (number of Places to Play in Ontario 98+, B.C. 80+), number of indoor and outdoor courts, Ambassadors (100+), number of tournaments have all increased in Canada.

We have had requests from Global News, Toronto Star, CBC and CTV who wanted to write newspaper articles of Pickleball's popularity and made videos of pickleball in varous community and recreational centres. Many schools have implemented pickleball in the P.E. curriculum.  Many thanks go to our hard working Ambassadors and supporters in promoting Pickleball in Canada!

The 2nd Pickleball Canada National Open Championship was successfully  held in Abbotford, BC with a record 230 players on July 6 - 7, 2013.   Players came from all over N. America to compete.  Top Canadian players included Luba Zhekhovskaya, Denis Zhekhovskiy, Brian Lam, John Kusch, Teresa Orcutt.  Top USA players included Chris Miller, Billy and Darcie Jacobsen, Jennifer Lucore, Christine Barksdale, Kimberly Bennett.......

Skill rated tournaments are getting popular in Canada:  Aug/13- BC Seniors Games (100+ players), June/13 - Kelowna (80 players), Sept/13 - Vernon (72 players), Nov/13 - Penticton (3.25 -4.0) ....

Pickleball Canada has successfully sanctioned 4 tournaments this year:  Nationals II, Ontario, Nanaimo and Osoyoos.  Winners of sanctioned tournaments will receive PCO Tournament Points. Pickleball Canada will announce the 2013 top players who received PCO Tournament Points at the end of each year.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Registration Form Pickleball Tournament Osoyoos, B.C. Nov 30-Dec1 /13

Osoyoos Pickleball Tournament, Sonora Recreation Centre, Osoyoos, B.C. Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2013
Registration and payment must be received by Nov 24, 2013..All players must be members of Pickleball Canada.There is no added membership fee as it is included in the entry fee of $20.00. Add $5.00 for each event entered for a maximum of $30.00 if entering two events i.e. Men's/Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Players who are already members of PCO deduct $5.00 from your total cost. For further information contact: Mike 250-485-0245 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Toronto Star - Pickleball netting a growing number of fans across North America, Global News Video By:Barbara Turnbull, Toronto Star. Living reporter, Published on Tue Oct 15 2013 Pickleball netting a growing number of fans across North America. Pickleball is offered at Milliken Park community centre in Scarborough twice a week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On average, 80 people play throughout the five-hour span. Global News video:

Monday, October 14, 2013

AIl India Pickleball National open Tournament Dec 20-22, 2013

AIl India Pickleball Association takes pleasure in announcing the dates of first National open Tournament to be held on 20th , 21st and 22nd December 2013 at Mumbai ( Bombay) India.  Total eight State teams will be taking part in this tournament , each team will have 5 players as Men's team and 5 players as Women's team. This tournament will have 3 events, Singles , Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
The Venue of this tournament is scheduled at Indoor Badminton Court of  Andheri Sports Complex, Veera Desai Road, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053.  AIPA will be taking responsibility of Lodging , Boarding of the players and Prize money of tournament.
This tournament is also open to all International players of Pickleball.  May I earnestly request all players/members of Pickleball worldwide to visit Mumbai-India during December 2013 and take part in this tournament .
by Sunil Valavalkar, General Secretary, All India Pickleball Association

Pickleball Canada October Newsletter 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 5 -6, 2014

Great news: Pickleball Canada is very pleased to announce that they have selected Abbotsford Recreation Centre to be the hosting site for Pickleball Canada National Open Championship again next year. This prestige event will be held in Abbotsford, B.C. on July 5 -6, 2014.  Tournament Directors: Dave and Shirley Shepherd
We look forward to seeing you again at the Nationals III next year !!!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

B.C. Seniors Games 2014 - 2016 Dates Locations

B.C. Seniors Games  2014 - 2016 Dates and Locations.
FYI, So you can plan ahead...
2014 Langley Games Sept. 9 - 13
2015 North Vancouver Games Aug. 25 - 29
2016 Coquitlam Aug. 23 - 27