Monday, November 25, 2013

RBC Sports Day (Pickleball Open House) in Canada on Nov 23-30, 2013

RBC Sports Day in Canada, presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and True Sport, will be held this year on Saturday, November 30 in communities from coast to coast to coast. This national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance, is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the power of sport, build community and national spirit and facilitate healthy, active living.  Enter the Tweet to Win Contest!  

Vancouver,BC
Nov 30 2013
Burnaby,BC
Nov 29 2013
Pitt Meadows,BC
Nov 30 2013
Barrie,ON
Nov 23 2013
Spruce Grove,AB
Nov 30 2013
Bridgewater,NS
Nov 30 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pickleball Canada Area Ambassador for Penticton, B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Roberta Meakin has been appointed as Pickleball Canada's Area Ambassador for Penticton, B.C. effective November 21, 2013.  Roberta was the Area Ambassador for Osoyoos but moved to the Penticton area.  She is conducting workshops for beginner pickleball players in Okanagan falls and Penticton, and also 2 workshops in Penticton in January 2014. Thank you Roberta for promoting Pickleball in Penticton !!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Photos of 2013 USAPA Nationals Winners

Some Photos of 2013 USAPA Nationals:
35+ Women's Doubles Winners:
Gold: Adina Jones - Heidi Hancock
Silver Jennifer Lucore - Alex Hamner
Bronze: Luba Zhekhovskaya - Gigi LeMaster


Open Mixed Double Winners:
Gold: Luba Zhekhovskaya - Michael Gates
Silver Heidi Hancock - Steve Wong
Bronze: Lydia Willis - Enrique Ruiz

50+ Mixed Doubles Winners:
Gold: Roxanne Pierce - Scott Lennan
Silver Luba Zhekhovskaya - Mark Friedenberg
Bronze  Carolyn A. Ebbinghaus - Larry Moon 
Congratulations to all the winners of 2013 USAPA Nationals! 
Special Congratulations to the Canadian women's winners:
Luba Zhekhovskaya (Surrey, BC) won the GOLD MEDAL in Open Mixed Doubles, a Silver Medal in 50+ Mixed Doubles and bronze Medal in 35+ Women's Doubles.    
Brenda Jmaeff (Kelowna, BC) won Bronze in Women's Doubles 60+ 
Carol Haworth (Chilliwack, BC) won Bronze in Women's Doubles 70+

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pickleball Canada Area Ambassador Cloverdale, B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Mani Billan has been appointed as Pickleball Canada's Area Ambassador for Cloverdale, B.C. effective November 13, 2013.  Mani has been playing Pickleball for over 2 years at the Cloverdale Recreation Center and thinking about setting up a Pickleball Club.  He is constantly promoting Pickleball to anyone he meets and he is working with the Rec Center to introduce more evening slots for players to have more time to play.   Thank you, Mani for promoting Pickleball in Cloverdale!!!

2013 USAPA National Tournament Nov 11-17, 2013

2013 USAPA National Tournament 11/11/13 - 11/17/13 Sun City Festival, Buckeye, AZ  http://www.pickleballtournaments.com/cinfo.pl?tid=162  Six hundred forty-four USAPA members from 39 states and as far away as Canada and the Netherlands will converge on Sun City Festival in Buckeye, Arizona November 11-17 for the USAPA National Tournament. Registration for this year’s event reached an all-time high; Nationals V will be the largest tournament in the history of the sport. 

Canadian players include: John Savoy, Stewart Mcwilliam, Harold Osbourne, Laura & Mike Schwarz, Mike Epp, Dave Touchet, Theresa Orcutt, Dan and Brenda Jmaeff, SJ Lehman, Carol Haworth, Luba Zhekhovskaya, Nancy Stern.  We wish everyone traveling to Arizona a safe trip and the very best of luck to all participants of 2013 USAPA National Tournament.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Video of Slamma Jamma Pickleball Tournament

Video of Slamma Jamma Pickleball Tournament on Sept 21-22, 2013 at The Hub Sports Center, Spokane, WA  Click Here:  https://vimeo.com/78400055   
Mike Carter from Oliver, B.C. did an outstanding job of singing both the Canadian and American National Anthems on both days at the Slamma Jamma.  Many more Canadian players are expected to make the trip for next years tournaments at the HUB. It would be wonderful to see a play off between the top American and Canadian teams.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Vancouver Island Pickleball Association League

New Pickleball Web Site Vancouver Island Pickleball Association (VIPA)  http://vipickleball.weebly.com   developed by Ken Holman featuring a idea to pursue Pickleball League play on Vancouver Island, B.C.
Find information about where to play on the Island, playing schedules,
details of up-coming tournaments & events and links to related sites.
Is there any interest in having an Island-wide Pickleball league?
Read the suggested format and rules.Let us know what you thinkleague@vipa.ca

Friday, November 8, 2013

Reminder: Osoyoos Pickleball Tournament Nov 30-Dec 1, 2013

Osoyoos Pickleball Tournament November 30-December 1, 2013 at Sonora Community Centre, 8505-68th Ave., Osoyoos, B.C. No partners or skill ratings required. IFP Rules apply. Open to all levels of play. $30 two events. Registration deadline Nov. 24, 2013. contact: Mike 250-485-0245 mike.carter108@gmail.com

New Pickleball Website Vancouver Island Pickleball Association

New Pickleball Web Site Vancouver Island Pickleball Association (VIPA)  http://vipickleball.weebly.com   developed by Ken Holman featuring a idea to pursue Pickleball League play on Vancouver Island, B.C.
Find information about where to play on the Island, playing schedules,
details of up-coming tournaments & events and links to related sites.
Is there any interest in having an Island-wide Pickleball league?
Read the suggested format and rules.Let us know what you thinkleague@vipa.ca

International Pickleball Tournament Amsterdam May 16-18, 2014

International Pickleball Tournament Amsterdam May 16-18, 2014

International Tournament

What: Promotional skill level tournament
Why: to promote pickleball in the Netherlands
When: Date May 16-18 2014
Where: Sports Hall ‘De Pijp’, Lizzy Ansinghstraat 88, Amsterdam
Programm:
Friday May 16 5 pm – 9 pm draw party, clinics, free playing
Saturday May 17 9 am – 7 pm matches, 7pm dinner
Sunday May 18 9 am – 4 pm matches, 4 pm award ceremony
We will try to arrange housing for participants from abroad.
More information and registration forms will follow soon!

Monday, November 4, 2013

2013 New Places to Play Pickleball in Canada

2013 New Places to Play Pickleball in B.C. 
Vancouver Island:
Fuller Lake Tennis Courts, Chemainus, BC
Comox Community Center, Comox, B.C.
Courtenay Native Sons Hall, Courtenay, B.C.
Island Savings Centre, Duncan, B.C.
Sportsplex, Campbell Rive, B.C.
Frank Jameson Community Center, Ladysmith, B.C.
Kerry Park Recreation Centre, Mill Bay, BC
Ballenas High School, Parksville, B.C.
Lacrosse Box Community Park, Parksville, B.C.
Greenglade Community Centre, Sidney, B.C.
North Saanich Middle School, Sidney, BC
Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, Victoria, B.C.
Henderson Recreation Centre, Victoria, B.C.

Fraser Valley:
Yale Court, Abbotsford, B.C
Rosedale Traditional Community School, Chilliwack, B.C.
Silver Creek Elementary School, Hope, B.C.
Community School Gym, Yarrow, B.C.

B.C. Interior:
Dufferin Elementary School, Kamloops, B.C.
First Lutheran Christian School, Kelowna, B.C.
Kaleden Elementary School, Kaleden, B.C.
Sonora Community Centre, Osoyoos, B.C.
Club Shuswap, Salmon Arm, B.C.
Vernon Christian School, Vernon,B.C.

Vancouver and Lower Mainland:
Edmonds Community Centre - Burnaby, B.C.
Place Maillardville Community Centre, Coquitlam, B.C.
Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, Port Coquitlam, B.C.
Champlain Heights community Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
Hillcrest Community Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
Kerrisdale Community Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
Trout Lake Community Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
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2013 New Places to Play Pickleball in Alberta
Canmore Seniors Centre, Canmore, AB
Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, Cochrane, AB
Saville Community Sports Centre, Edmonton, AB
2013 New Places to Play Pickleball in Manitoba
Headingley Community Centre, Headingley, MB
Bronx Community Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Rady Jewish Community Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Reh-Fit Center, Winnipeg, MB
Sturgeon Height Community Centre, Winnipeg, MB
2013 New Places to Play Pickleball in Saskatchewan
Church of Christ, Kenosee Lake, SK
North West Leisure Centre, Regina, SK
2013 New Places to Play Pickleball in Ontario
Beacon Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, On
Senior Activity Centre, Cobourg, On
Comber Community Centre, Comber, On
Community Centre, Fenelon Falls, On
Kingsville Parks and Recreation, Kingsville, On
Victoria Park Armory, Lindsay
Alexander Park, Oshawa, On
The Rama Centre, Orillia, On
Community Centre, Port Hope, On
YMCA, Sault Ste Marie, On
Vandorf, Stouffville, On
Timken Community Centre, St Thomas, On

Friday, November 1, 2013

PENTICTON WOMEN'S & MEN'S DOUBLES TOURNAMENT Nov 16

PENTICTON WOMEN'S & MEN'S DOUBLES TOURNAMENT
10:00am-3:00pm, Saturday, November 16, 2013. Skill Level 3.25-4.0. 5 total games: 2 Qualifiers plus 3 round robins. Entry Fee $ 20.00 per player ($40.00 per team). Awards for top 2 teams in each of the 5 round divisions. Entry deadline: 1 November, 2013.For further information contact Jack Byron 250-493-5087 jackbyron@shaw.ca