Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rules and Equipment Conformity by PCA

At the Pickleball Canada Association's Annual General Meeting Feb 19,2010, the Board has voted and approved to abide by the international rules and equipment conformity of International Federation of Pickleball.

The debate over rules and specifications has gone on much too long and has promoted divisions within the Canada's Pickleball community. PCA Board has finally put that debate to rest as it pertains to sanctioned tournaments.

This decision now paves the way so that the PCA can conform with the rest of the global Pickleball community. It means that Apike and Hush paddles will be banned from PCA sanctioned tournaments because they do not meet material specifications under the international rules of International Federation of Pickleball.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Victoria, B.C. Area Ambassador Pickleball Canada

We are very pleased to announce that Len Taal has been appointed as Pickleball Canada Association's Area Ambassador for Victoria, B.C. effective February 15, 2011.

Congratulations Len on your appointment !!!

Some excellent ideas by Len for Promoting Growth:
1. Consider an Open House for Pickleball at other centres so that the curious have an opportunity to see and play the game for free.
2. At most locations, the picklers themselves set up courts, manage the games, teach the skills. The recreation centres provide the time and space, poles and nets and balls, and the picklers carry-on themselves.
3. Talk about running a higher level/challenging program for those wanting to refine their skills.
4. In the Spring, contact the local Centres to see what is happening and remind players that they might want to tune up for the August BC Seniors Games.
5. Discuss opportunities to provide a tournament in your area.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Positions Open for Area Ambassadors, B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Pickleball Canada Association has appointed six Area Ambassadors in B.C.: Kamloops, Trail, Peachland, North Shore of Vancouver, Nanaimo and Abbotsford.

Area Ambassador positions are still open for Richmond, Surrey, Chilliwack, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Ladner, Tsawassen, Vancouver, Delta, Cloverdale, Point Roberts, Victoria, Salmon Arm, Oliver, Penticton, etc.

If you are interested to apply, please fill out the application form: http://pickleballcanada.org/forms/Ambassador%20Application%20Form.pdf and email it to Dave and Shirley Shepherd (PCA Provincial Ambassadors for B.C.) at pickleballbc@shaw.ca for recommendation.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Area Ambassador for Abbotsford - Pickleball Canada

We are very pleased to announce that Mike Shepherd has been appointed as Pickleball Canada Association's Area Ambassador for Abbotsford, B.C. effective February 8, 2011.

Congratulations Mike on your appointment !!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pickleball Canada -Area Ambassador Nanaimo,B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Ronnie Pitcher has been appointed as Pickleball Canada Association's Area Ambassador for Nanaimo, B.C. effective February 7, 2011.

Congratulations Ronnie on your appointment !!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pickleball Canada - Area Ambassador for North Shore, Vancouver, B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Ed and Lilly Orlovsky have been appointed as Pickleball Canada Association's Area Ambassadors for North Shore, Vancouver, B.C. effective February 5, 2011.

Congratulations Ed and Lilly on your appointment !!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pickleball Canada - Area Ambassador for Peachland, B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Heather McDonald has been appointed as Pickleball Canada Association's Area Ambassador for Peachland, B.C. effective February 3, 2011.

Congratulations Heather on your appointment !!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Area Ambassador for Trail, B.C.- Pickleball Canada

We are very pleased to announce that Carrie Lajeunesse has been appointed as Pickleball Canada Association's Area Ambassador for Trail, B.C. effective February 2, 2011.

Congratulations Carrie on your appointment !!!