Thursday, February 20, 2014

Kamloops Pickleball Tournament March 22, 2014

1st ANNUAL KAMLOOPS PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT Hosted by Kamloops Pickleball Club.  South Kamloops Secondary (John Peterson Campus)
March 22, 2014 9:00AM TO 4:00PM  The Kamloops Pickleball Club will be hosting a Player Skill Level, Doubles, Tournament on March 22, 2014.  The tournament will consist of three Player Skill Levels: 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0+.  The Tournament format: Doubles Round Robin. Teams will be placed in pools with players of similar skill levels.  Refreshments will be provided.
Cost per team: $25.00.  Entries can be by E-mail to: rossperkin@shaw.ca with cheques to follow, payable to:  Kamloops Pickleball Club,  1996 Sheffield Way, Kamloops, BC, V2E 2M2.  This tournament is accepting only doubles teams, but will try to place individuals if they request.  For further information or questions, please contact Ross Perkin 250-318-1275. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tournament of Tulips - La Conner, Washington April 12, 2014

Join us for the inaugural Tournament of Tulips pickleball tournament in historic La Conner, Washington on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The tournament is being held during the world famous Skagit Tulip Festival.   Event Categories The tournament is open to all players ages 14+ and will be played in the following divisions: 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5. Singles. Men’s Doubles. Women’s Doubles. Mixed Doubles.Cost $30 entry fee (includes 1 event). $5 for each additional event. Registration form:  www.skagitpickle.org

Rosebowl Fraser Valley Pickleball Tournament, March 7 - 9

The Rosebowl Fraser Valley Pickleball Tournament, March 7 - 9, 2014 at Rosedale Traditional Community School, Chilliwack, B.C. Current IFP rules. Skill level ratings 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5. Registration fee will be $25 plus $5 per event   http://www.fraservalleypickleball.org/   Men's and Women's Singles on Friday, March 7 (5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.) - Double Elimination.  Men’s and Women’s Doubles on Saturday, March 8 (all day) - Round Robin
Mixed Doubles on Sunday, March 9 (all day) - Round Robin

Friday, February 7, 2014

Provincial Ambassador Garth Matthews Winning Gold at PEI 55+ Games

Congratulations to Pickleball Canada Provincial Ambassador Garth Matthews and his wife Rosemary for winning the Gold medals at the  PEI 55+ Games 3 weeks ago.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

International Pickleball Survey Results

International Pickleball Survey Results  Nearly 600 pickleball players from the U.S., Canada and Ireland participated in this survey.
What Motivates People to Play Pickleball?
1stHealth-related: exercise, fit, active, health, physical, workout, shape, body, cardio
2nd: Fun-relatedfun, enjoy, doing something I’m good at, travel
3rdCompetition-relatedcompetition/compete/competitive, challenge, win
4thSocial-relatedsocial, friend[ship], people, meet, spouse, partner, family, team, camaraderie, fellowship
5th: Development-relatedlearn, improve, achieve, mental, mind, brain, alertness.