Tuesday, December 11, 2018

10th ARC Christmas Pickleball Potluck Party

10th ARC Christmas Pickleball Potluck Party with about 60 players. We enjoyed so many delicious foods: appetizers, devilled eggs, shrimps, pizza, samosa, finger foods and desserts. Thank you to Gerry, Phyllis and carol singers from Chilliwack Pickleball playing and singing Christmas carols for us. It was a wonderful fun time together!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Pickleball Websites and Books

Pickleball Websites
www.chillpb.com Chilliwack area info places to play in Chilliwack area
www.pickleballbc.ca BC info - join for free, find places to play in BC. tournaments
www.pickleballcanada.org  Canadian Pickleball info
www.usapa.org USA and world info

Beginning Basics of Pickleball 3 short beginner videos on basics
https://youtu.be/xEYsymCtIDY (a must watch before you begin playing)
Wall drills broken into Beginner,
https://youtu.be/DSEzQBRh35M Intermediate, Advanced

More Information
The following 2 instructors are 5.0 skill level, great for beginners & advanced players
Deb Harrison youtude videos 20+ short training videos
Sarah Ansbury youtube videos 15+ short training videos

Great Books – amazon / ebay
Smart Pickleball by Prem Carnot - the pickleball guru (163 pages)
Pickleball Fundamentals by USA Pickleball Association with Mary Littlewood (159 pages)

Just published: History of Pickleball - More Than 50 Years of Fun!  Available on Amazon.com Paperback $24.95 by Jennifer Lucore  (Author), Beverly Youngren  (Author)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

2018 USAPA Nationals

Nationals $75,000 Prize Money Breakdown

2018 USAPA Nationals pays equal across the board regardless of age and gender. Each open (under age 50) and senior open (50+) singles, mixed doubles and gender doubles players were paid the same for 1st through 4th place finishes.

1st place = $2,250
2nd place = $1,300
3rd place = $750
4th place = $400

Note: prize money total is actually $75,200!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

ARC Gym Closures Aug 31 to Sept 14, 2018

There will be no pickleball in ARC from August 31 to September 14 because it is scheduled to resurface the wooden surface of Gym 1 and Gym 2.  Players can play pickleball outdoors in Jubilee Park in Abbotsford.   The swimming pool and Multi Purpose room 1 (exercise room) at ARC will also be closed for annual maintenance.

55+ BC Games Sept 11-15, 2018

55+ BC Games
Sept 11-15  
Pickleball: Kinsmen Arena   
For more information:  https://www.55plusgames.ca

Pickle in the Park 2018

Pickle in the Park 2018
08/18/18 - 08/19/18
Jubilee Park, Abbotsford, BC 

Results: http://pickleballtournaments.com/

Friday, May 11, 2018

Canadian Indoor Pickleball Championships, Chilliwack, B.C. May 18-20, 2018

Canadian Indoor Pickleball ChampionshipsFri 05/18/18 thru Sun 05/20/18
Landing Sports Cente, 45523 Spadina Ave, Chilliwack, BC
  • Upwards of $7500 in prize money. Up to $1,000 per team for OPEN Gold Winners
  • Saturday night social in our hospitality room with live music by Steve Elliott as Elvis.  Food and alcohol available.
  • Proceeds to Chilliwack Hospice Society
  • 14 Indoor courts with Orange lines.  No confusion as to which lines are for pickleball.
  • Kick off of the tournament includes our Local Mayor Sharon Gaetz and sitting Member of Parliament Mark Straul
  • Skill levels 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and open events, singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
  • For more information:  https://www.secure.pickleballtournaments.com/

Friday, March 23, 2018

History of Pickleball More Than 50 Years of Fun!

History of Pickleball: More Than 50 Years of Fun! 

Paperback $24.95 available at Amazon.com 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year Jan 1, 2018!!!
Ice on all tree branches in Abbotsford. Today -3C.The rest of Canada is -30C. New Year eve last night CNN in New York -10C.
Thousands of people lost power two days ago due to freezing rain that caused trees and branches to fall on power lines. The frozen trees are very beautiful like glowing lights with the sun shining on them