Tuesday, December 24, 2013

All India Pickleball Association First National Pickleball Tournament Dec, 2013

All India Pickleball Association held the 1st National Pickleball Tournament in Mumbai.  By November-15th 2013, Nine states ( Mumbai, Delhi, Andhrapradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat & Maharashtra) conducted Inter-District Championship in their respective state, thereafter on Dec 19, the entire team from nine state arrived in Andheri Sports Complex -Mumbai. YouTube video  http://youtu.be/TWdOK69oVhk 

IFP Rules. Format: Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles
YouTube video  http://youtu.be/TWdOK69oVhk  

Monday, December 23, 2013

2013 Pickleball Christmas Tree

 I decorated this Christmas tree with Pickleballs.  Happy Holidays!!! Happy pickling in 2014!!!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

International Pickleball Tournament Amsterdam May 16-18 2014

Registration form is now online for the first International pickleball tournament in Amsterdam May 16-18, 2014. http://picklebal.nl/?page_id=509 They will help people to find hotel, B& B and B& B houseboat in Amsterdam.
International Pickleball Tournament Amsterdam May 16-18 2014
A skill level tournament for players of all levels to promote pickleball in the Netherlands
Organized by the Amsterdam Pickleball Players. The venue will be Sporthal de Pijp Lizzy Ansinghstraat 88 Amsterdam (indoor)   Skill levels: 2.5-3.0 3.5 4.0-5.0  Format of play will be round robin with players self reporting their skill level (but subject to the tournament committee’s final review). Matches will be 2 out of 3 games.
Friday May 16 5 pm – 9 pm free playing, referee briefing, clinics.
Saturday May 17 8.30 am-7.30 pm women doubles and mens doubles, 7 pm dinner+social event
Sunday May 18 8.30 am – 5 pm women’s doubles and mixed doubles, 5 pm award ceremony
Entry deadline: Entry closes May 1st 2014 (or when the maximum is reached) Entry Fees: €20 for the first event and €10 for an additional event. Dinner €15 & T shirt €10. Registration Chairman Carine Thesingh (00 31)( 0)6 22221098

Saturday, December 21, 2013

2013 Year in Review Pickleball Canada

Year in  Review Pickleball Canada Organization (PCO) in 2013 
PCO Website sponsors - 3 new sponsors in 2013,  increased from 3 to 6 sponsor ads.
Sanctioned tournaments: increased from two sanctioned tournaments in 2012 to four sanctioned tournaments in 2013 (Nationals, Nanaimo, Osoyoos, Ontario).
Membership numbers: increased from 539 in 2012 to 730 in 2013.
Club Memberships: started in July, 2013, two Club Memberships added about 130 new members.
Places to Play: added about 50+ new Places to Play in Canada, number of start-up groups, indoor and outdoor courts, new players have also increased.
National Tournament: number of National Tournament participants increased from 165 in 2012 to 230 in 2013.
Tournament Points: number of players with Tournament Points increased from about 30 players in 2012 to 80 players in 2013.
Skill Rated tournaments: number of tournaments have increased, some tournaments in B.C. have started skill rated tournaments such as BC Senior Games, Vernon, Penticton.
Clubs and Groups: many more new clubs and groups are formed in B.C.(e.g. Nanaimo, Victoria and Vernon Pickleball Club, Thompson Okanagan Pickleball Enthusiasts) , Ontario and other provinces.
Ambassadorsnew Provincial Ambassador for Saskatchewan Carol Martens-Clappison, Number of Area Ambassadors have increased in all provinces.
All in all, 2013 has been a good year for PCO !!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4, 5 and 6th, 2014 UPDATED REGISTRATION FORM

UPDATED Registration Form:  2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship will be held at Abbotsford Recreation Centre on July 4, 5 and 6.  
FRIDAY July 4:  55+, 60+, 65+, 70+ Men's Doubles and Women's Doubles
SATURDAY July 5:   55+, 60+, 65+, 70+ Mixed Doubles, Open Mixed Doubles and Under 55 Mixed Doubles
SUNDAY July 6:  Open Men's and Women's Doubles and Under 55 Men's and Women's Doubles, Open Men's Singles and Women's Singles, Junior Doubles.
Entries must be received no later than June 12, 2014.
Sanctioned by Pickleball Canada.  PCO members are eligible for Tier 1 Tournament Points.
Registration Form is located at the top right.  

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2013 Christmas Pickleball Potluck Party

2013 Christmas Pickleball Potluck Party was well attended by about 50 people at ARC.  Lots of great food, laughter and friends to celebrate Christmas together!  Our special guest John Kusch (#1 player of Canada) from Langley and Ron and Vi from Lynden, WA.  Thank you everyone for bringing the delicious assortment of appetizers, entrees and desserts.  We wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year!!!

Friday, December 6, 2013


2013 PICKLEBALL CANADA TOURNAMENT POINTS  (Sanctioned tournaments: Nationals, Nanaimo, Osoyoos, Ontario) Congratulations to these players for their acheivements in 2013.
Tier 1  Gold 1600 points  Silver  800 points   Bronze 400 points
Tier 2 - Gold 1000 points, Silver 500 points,  Bronze 300 points
Tier 3  Gold 700 points  Silver  400 points   Bronze 200 points
Tier 4  Gold 400 points  Silver  200 points   Bronze 100 points

Points     Winners Name

3200       John Kusch, Elaine Lerner, Jennifer Lucore
2400       Nancy Stern
2000       Brian Lam, Henry Meerkerk, Kathy Parkes, George Pool, Claire Pool, Russ French
1700       Theresa Orcutt
1600       Denis Zhekhovskiy, Terry Saunders, Brenda Jmaeff, Dan Jmaeff, Debby Holley, Diane Hill, John Savoy, David Ulis, Maurice Parobec, Roberta Meakin, Randy Bourne
1500       Merrie Lee
1300       Pierrette Hebner
1200       Luba Zhekhovskaya, Brian Parkes, Peter Darvill
1000        Barry Bissonette, Caroline Bissonette, Lorne Strumecki, Grant Brittain, James Alberga, Bud Hebner
800          Dave Hall, Matt Khan, Jim Saunders, Shirley Knorr, Wendy Porteous, Susan Nigh, Inge Scholz, Trudy Pitcher, Vera Loskot, Diane Gillis, Dee Pitcher, Evelyn Kaatz, Bill Dumper, Tom Staites
600          Helen Hall
500         Ron Pitcher, Glenda Jackson, Roy Wilson, Peter Neumann
400         Beryl Kusch, Pat Khan, Sue Fosbery, Pat Fosbery,Gene Latray, Shirley Edwards,Karen Peniuk, Colin Caldwell, Ken Franz,Feige Li, Karen Peniuk, Pat Thompson, Mary Wu, Henry Paynter,Glenn Cho, Magdalene Choy                  
300         Will Orcutt, Margie McWilliam, Barbara Moody, Mary Allard, Carol Doughty, Gordon Young, 
200        Karen Heinsrichs, Dorothy Telford, Yasan Athukorala, Brianne Hearle, Erick Hearle
100        Carol Chiswell, Fion Chou, Uli Atzler, Kim Nun Kopp

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pickleball Canada 2013 November Newsletter

Pickleball Canada has postponed the introduction of a new website until further notice.  Please continue to visit the original website http://pickleballcanada.org