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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

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