Thursday, December 15, 2016

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Thank you to all the viewers to my blog:   Pageviews by Countries include Canada, USA, Russia, Germany, France, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine. Pageviews all time history are 8 years of blog history. 
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ARC 8th Christmas Potluck Pickleball Party

Today we held the 8th ARC Christmas Potluck Pickleball Party with about 50 players in attendance. Thank you for bringing an array of delicious foods! Thanks to Gerry and Phyllis for playing Christmas music with words displayed on a TV screen so everyone can sing along. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!. 

Above left:  Bill, Ralph, Anne, Judy, Rod, Merna, Kathy (center), right: Catherine, Lori, Shirley, Sheryl ....

Left:  Henrietta, Alan, Serge, Shirley, Lori, Gerry, Dean and Margaret, Mel and Jenny, Gerry and Phyllis playing Christmas music.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Hong Kong Photos

Enjoying shopping, lunch and coffee with my sisters in Hong Kong!

Pickleball Injuries

Yesterday a player was injured by a pickleball hitting his eye.  His partner was returning a hard hitting ball and the ball went sideways which hit his eye. Although he was wearing eyeglasses, the impact was too great that his right eye vision is still blurry. If his vision does not get better, he should see a doctor.  Anyone injured should file an injury report.

I have seen eye, knee, tennis elbow, hand, ankle, rotator cuff, achilles tendon, strains and sprains injuries. One player was hit in her eye and had floaters in her eye which the doctor said is permanent.  She wore safety glasses after that.  Many players fall when ruuning too fast to hit a ball or twisted their ankles when running and turning.  One player injured her hand after a fall, she had surgery because her hand had broken bones, she still cannot play pickleball.  Read article: Prevent pickleball injuries and be prepared to have fun

Sunday, December 11, 2016

My trip to Hong Kong

I had a wonderful trip to Hong Kong to attend my father's 88th birthday. Great sightseeing, delicious food and great people!!! Hong Kong is a beautiful place with ocean view, lots of people and many interesting places to visit. There are about 3-4 museums in HK. Eating and shopping was fun!!! Had a great time with my parents, brother, sisters, uncles and aunts!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

3rd16 Player Round Robin Tournament at ARC

3rd Round Robin random doubles tournament with 16 players, 7 games in two hours, 1-3pm. Players include Martin, Deb, Bill V/Bert, Kathy B, Jeanie, Janet, Jeanie, Bill M, Craig, Bill DJ, Jean Alison/Henrietta, Catherine, Anne, Gail. Top 3 winners received ribbon prizes. Total scores of the top 3 players:
#1 Bill DJ, won 6 games, total score 73
#2 Bill M, won 5 games, total score 69

#3 Cathy B and Sheena, tied, won 5 games, total score 62

Craig, Sheena, Gail, Jennifer, Alison and Bert told me they really enjoyed it. We had coffee and snacks afterwards.

Friday, November 4, 2016

2nd 16 Player Round Robin Tournament at ARC

Due to popular request, players enjoyed the last one so much, we held the 2nd Round Robin random doubles tournament with 16 players, 7 games in two hours. Players may share the spot with another player if they cannot play all the games without rest (play alternate games). Players include Bill (shared with Bert), Catherine, Kathy, Allison (shared with Henrietta), Ralph, Lorrie, Chris, Carol, Jean, RobT, Bob, Don, Lorie B, Bill M, Mel and Eric. I was the scorekeeper.Top 3 winners received ribbons. Total scores of the top 3 players:
#1 - Ralph, won 6 games, total score 75
#2 - Bob, won 6 games, total score 69

#3 - Mel, won 5 games, total score 69
For many players, this was their first tournament, they told me they enjoyed it so much. Even players who played in tournaments enjoyed the competition with different players and meeting new friends !!! We had coffee and snacks afterwards.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

16 Player Round Robin Tournament at ARC

Round Robin random doubles tournament with 16 players played 6 games in two hours. Shirley, Kathy, Bob, Jean, Debbie, Maria, Bill, Lori, Glen, Joan, Cheryl, Robin, Shale, Dan, Martin and Allison. Thanks to Henrietta as the scorekeeper. Top 3 winners received ribbons. Total scores of the top players:
#1 - Robin and Kathy, won 6 games, tied for 1st
#2 - Glen
#3 - Lori and Shale, tied for 3rd
#4 - Bob, Dan and Martin, tied for 4th
We had coffee and snacks afterwards.  Everyone had a great time with lots of fun and competition !!!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Playing pickleball in Thailand

Merna is playing pickleball in Chaingmai, Thailand.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Bill's 87th Birthday at ARC

L to R: John, Art, Al, Shirley, Mike, Jim, Jennifer, Jean, Jerry, Laurie, Debby, Allison, Bob, Henrietta, Beryl, Tom, at front Bill. Photo by Kathy. After playing pickleball at ARC (40 players), we celebrated Bill's 87th birthday with about 25 people in attendence. Bill started to play pickleball in 2009. He is the oldest player and has 36 great grandchildren. Laurie made a delicious homemade birthday cake in the shape of a pickleball paddle. It was great to see old friends Al and Tom whom we played pickleball with in the last 7 years. Some players not shown: George, Peter, Dean, Ron and Cathy. Please note that ARC has added a new Friday pickleball playing time 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tournament results Chilli-Paddle-Wack tournament Sept 3, 2016

Congratulations to Mike S. and James Y (photo at right) for winning 4,0 Bronze medals at Chilli-Paddle-Wack tournament on Sept 3, 2016 at Chilliwack Landing (arena with 6 pickleball lined courts and portable nets). Janet and Jennifer won Silver 3.25, Chris and Robbin won Bronze 3.25.
Tournament results:

Friday, September 2, 2016

Video Pickleball Stereotypes Costa Rica

YouTube video Pickleball Stereotypes produced by Pickleball Costa Rica. It is a humorous video about recreational players! Published on Aug 29, 2016  Spoof on typical pickleball players. Lots of gags and silliness!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

ARC Gym Resurfacing closure Sept 2 - 16, 2016

There will be no pickleball on September 2 - 16 due to gym closure for floor resurfacing at Abbotsford Recreation Centre. During that time, we can play outdoors (weather permitting) at Jubilee Park.There is no cost to play outdoors at Jubilee Park. However there is no balls provided and no bathrooms on site. If you wish to play with the outdoor club, there are drop in fees and/or membership fees.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Chilli-Paddle-Wack Tournament Sept 3, 2016

Chilli-Paddle-Wack Tournament Sept 3, 2016 at Chilliwack Landing, 45530 Spadina Avenue, BC
Registration for the RANDOM 3.0, 3.25 and 3.5 events and FIXED 3.75, 4.0 and 4.5+ events @ 9:00AM. Games start at 9:30AM.
Registration for the RANDOM 3.75, 4.0 and 4.5+ events and FIXED 3.0, 3.25 and 3.5 events @ 1:00PM. Games start at 1:30PM.
FIXED MIXED (Men / Women) may be combines with the Fixed partner doubles depending on the numbers .
Singles will follow if there is adquate interest in the events.
$10.00 for registration Plus $10 for each event you enter. All fees will be collected AT THE EVENT WHEN YOU REGISTER. Please have exact cash available if possible.

FVP Outdoor Tournament August 27th, 2016, Abbotsford News

The FVP Outdoor Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 at Jubilee Park, in Abbotsford.
Events: Men's & Women's Doubles
5 Levels: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, OPEN
Fee:  $20 per person
Format: Round robin followed by single elimination.
Awards: Medals to top three finishers in each level.
Levels may be combined or canceled if there are insufficient entries. A maximim of 10 teams will be accepted for each level. If registration is full, you will be notified and your team will be placed on a waiting list. If, unfortunately, the event is rained out, you will be notified. You will be required to pay the entry fee AND sign a waiver on the day of the event. Bring cash.  To register:

Come and play some pickleballby  Sports Reporter - Abbotsford News posted Aug 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Tennis, badminton and table tennis all wrapped into one game — that’s pickleball.
The game, which is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, essentially consists of playing a slightly tweaked version of tennis, on a badminton-sized court while using a slightly smaller sized wiffle ball and oversized table tennis paddles.
The sport travels at a speed that’s one-third of the pace of a typical tennis match because of the equipment that is used, namely the ball, and can be played indoors or outdoors.
The speed of the game and inexpensive pieces of equipment help make the sport accessible to a wide range of athletes and ages.
Abbotsford resident and Pickleball Canada president, Shirley Shepherd said, “Statistics show that last year the number of players in B.C. increased from about 7,000 to 10,000 players, … [while] the number of players in Canada has increased from 14,000 to 20,000.”
Kelowna just recently hosted the Canadian Pickleball Western Championships in July which was attended by roughly 300 players from around western Canada and the U.S.
The Fraser Valley Pickleball Club plays on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Jubilee Park (32315 South Fraser Way), weather permitting. The club also hosts a Saturday morning session. All are open to the public to join.

For more information or to contact the local pickleball club go to For more information on the sport go to

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Jubilee Park 8 Dedicated Courts in Abbotsford

Outdoor Play:  8 Dedicated Courts are now open at Jubilee Park in Abbotsford.  A group of players are playing at 1 PM on Monday and Wednesday.  There is the changeable wind, the sun and balls that travel differently.Anybody who is really enjoying outdoor may consider joining the outdoor club.NB Go to the bathroom before going to play outdoors. There are no park bathrooms there.
Indoor Play: Summer schedule at ARC, one gym only: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 1 - 3 PM. .
We will lose about 2 weeks of play in early September due to floor resurfacing. However, there will be an additional new Friday afternoon time from September on.   

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Chilli-Paddle-Wac Tourrnament, Chilliwack, B.C. May 29, 2016

Chilli-Paddle-Wac Tourrnament  
Date: Sunday May 29st, 2016
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
Random 3.0, 3.25 and 3.5 events@ 9:00AM. Games start at 9:30AM.
Random 3.75, 4.0 and 4.5 events@ 1:00PM. Games start at 1:30PM.
To register: