Friday, August 29, 2014

Peachland Pickleball Tournament Results Aug 23-24,2014

Men’s Doubles: Gold: Ernie Treichel & Gordon Young...Silver: Joey Toolsie & Mike Wood...Bronze: Bill Reid & Scott Piper.
Ladies Doubles: Gold: Christine Reid & Karen Heinrichs...Silver: Kim Hun-Koop & Lorraine Hoodicoff...Bronze: Pat Thomson & Doris Albert.
Co-Ed Round Robin 4.5+: Gold: Mike Swartz & Brook Sivetz...Silver: Sue Fosbery & Dan Jmaeff...Bronze: Mike Wood & Pat Fosbery.
Mixed 4.5+: Gold: Gord Young & Kim Hun-Koop...Silver: yasan Athukorla & Karen Heinrichs...Bronze: Jim & Terry Sanders.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New Pickleball Courts in Agassiz and Port Alberni, B.C.

Agassiz, B.C - City built full size gymnasium for New Pickleball Courts:
The Community Recreation & Cultural Centre in Agassiz, BC has recently undergone a major expansion that has included a full size gymnasium which will include pickleball. Construction is expected to be completed in early September and they are planning the activities/sports which will include pickleball in the fall schedule and programming.
Port Alberni, B.C. - Slammers Gym building Six New Courts:
Vancouver Island has seen a huge growth of pickleball players and new clubs forming. Port Alberni is the only city on Vancouver Island without a pickleball club. The owner of Slammers Gym in Port Alberni is investing $400,000 to build six new pickleball courts and two volleyball/basketball courts. Port Alberni players will have up to six new courts to use this summer.

2015 Pickleball Canada Western/Eastern National Open

2015 Pickleball Canada Eastern National Open Championships
PCO is very pleased to announce that The City of Waterloo, Ontario will host the 2015 Pickleball Canada National Eastern Open Championship to be held in the Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre at RIM Park on July 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015.
2015 Pickleball Canada Western National Open Tournament
PCO is very pleased to announce that Pickleball Kelowna will host the 2015 Pickleball Canada National Western Open Tournament to be held in Kelowna, B.C. on July 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015.
PCO New Director and Ambassador Committee Chair
The Board of PCO has elected Jim Wood as the new Director and the Ambassador Committee Chair. Jim has been PCO's Area Ambassador for Lethbridge, Alberta for two years. He is the President of Lethbridge Pickleball Club which has joined the club membership and became PCO's 14th affiliated club. The Ambassador Program information and application form are located on our website. We welcome new Area Ambassadors to promote pickleball in your areas, please send your Area Ambassador applications to Jim Wood, email jimwood@shaw.ca

USAPA Certified Referee Program

USAPA Certified Referee Program
USAPA has a certification of referees program in place. Please contact John Grasso
<jgrassoiii@aol.com> if you are interested to take the training course to become a USAPA Certified Referee.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Video of Pickleball catching on in Quebec

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Montreal/Sports/ID/2488587954/
Pickleball catching on in Quebec
The Pickleball Association of Quebec says more people are playing the sport in the province than ever

Monday, August 4, 2014

September Smash Spruce Grove, Alberta September 6th & 7th, 2014

September Smash by Parkland Picklehead to be held September 6th & 7th, 2014 at Henry Singer Courts located on South Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta, (September 13th & 14th will be the alternate dates, if necessary)   PCO Sanctioned Tournament IFP rules apply.  
Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles  Skill Level (2.5-3.0) and (3.5 and Above)
Cost is $25.00/per person for a PCO member, Cost is $25.00/per person for a PCO member
For information email septembersmash2013@gmail.com or call Rick @ 780-863-0033 



Friday, August 1, 2014

Pickleball Open Tournament, Peachland, BC Aug 23-24, 2014

Pickleball Open Tournament   Peachland Community Centre  PCO Tier 4 Sanctioned tournament.
Saturday August 23 and Sunday August 24, 2014
SATURDAY: Doubles Round Robin - Men's and Women's 3.0 and 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5
SUNDAY: Mixed 4.5 and 5.0
EACH PLAYER IS GUARANTEED 7 GAMES within a group of 8 players for each event entered.
ENTRY FEE: PCO members $15.00  Non members $20.00 (includes a PCO membership)
Add $5.00 for each event entered
LUNCH is included each day   SATURDAY NIGHT - 5:00 PM - BUFFET $20.00
REGISTER: In Person: Peachland Community Centre, 4450 6th Street, Peachland, BC  By Phone: 250-767-2133  Online: http://www.peachland.ca click on Recreation Link ACTIVITY: 2236
For further information contact the Tournament Directors: Mike Carter 250-484-0245 mike.carter108@gmail.com  Doug Power 250-494-7494 powerdoug@hotmail.com