Friday, April 29, 2011

Cloverdale Grand Opening May 7, 2011

This morning Dave and Shirley played pickleball at the brand new facility at Cloverdale Recreation Centre, 6188-176 Street,Surrey, B.C. Eight courts were open but there were only four players from South Surrey Recreation Centre (we met Colin, Dee and Karen) and a few beginners. The lightings were very bright with white walls and white balls that it was hard to see the ball. One player brought his own blue ball so he can see it. The new facility was spacious and clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Cloverdale Recreation Centre Grand Opening Celebration Sat. May 7, 2011 11am-2pm. Free family event, live music, dancers, entertainment and prizes. Pickleball drop-in: Mon. 2-4pm, Wed. 1-3pm, Fri. 10-12pm, Sat. 9-12noon, Sun.12-3pm.

Monday, April 25, 2011

PCA 9th Area Ambassador Chilliwack/Abbotsford, B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Carol Haworth has been appointed as Pickleball Canada Association's Area Ambassador for Chilliwack/Abbotsford, B.C. effective April 4, 2011. Carol is our 9th Area Ambassador in B.C.

Congratulations Carol on your appointment !!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Pickleball Canada Volunteer Schools Instructors

Dave, Mike, Herb and Shirley volunteered to be Pickleball instructors for Pickleball Canada as requested by Surrey School Board for their 'Dream Camp' Program. We taught about 200 students in five schools for two days, morning and afternoon classes, ages from Kingergarten to Grade 7.

We played different games with them. One tossed a ball and the other hits it, they switched sides after a few minutes(this gets them to be able to hit a ball). One game that they enjoyed: they line up to hit a ball, if they hit it back to the instructor, they go back to the back of the line, if it goes sideways, they have to pick up the ball and sit out, the last one in the lineup is the winner. Then boys in one line, girls in one line to play the same game. Most children cannot hit a ball at first, but after one and half hour, they can even rally. They also learned how to serve and the older ones even leaned how to play a game. Everyone enjoyed it including their teachers!