Monday, January 19, 2015

PCO Area Ambassador for Westlock, Alberta

We are very pleased to announce that George Oko has been appointed as Pickleball Canada Area Ambassador for Westlock, Alberta effective January 19, 2015 George and many players do not go south for 6 months and they play pickleball indoors all winter in Alberta.  He sees that pickleball is only played outdoors in the summer, he would like to promote it as a winter sport as well.  He runs a pickleball program in Westlock and has done a demonstration in Athabasca.  He holds at least two "Introduction to Pickleball" clinics during the winter.  He would like to promote pickleball as an indoor sport by indicating to 55+ groups that it should be a part of both the Winter and Summer Games. There is no question that grassroots initiatives are driving pickleball's tremendous growth. Tournaments, new members and places to play, and player development are all spawned in communities. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Peachland Winterlude Pickleball Tournament January 31, 2015

Peachland Winterlude Pickleball Tournament  Saturday January 31/2015 at Peachland Recreation Centre BC. 4446 6th street. Registration deadline: January 20, 2015  Cost: $20 includes lunch.  Guaranteed 7 games. Skill rated 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, PCO Tier 4  Sanctioned Tournament   Round robin format. Contact: Michael Carter <mike.carter108@gmail.com> or Ray Timbers’ email: zumba.ninja.ray@gmail.com 250 860 2153

Friday, January 9, 2015

PCO Assistant Area Ambbassador Powell River, B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Vivian Thickett has been appointed as Pickleball Canada's Assistant Area Ambassador for Powell River, B.CThe pickleball group has been playing for about a year and a half and  they now get up to 30 people coming out to play 3 times a week. Vivian is a fitness programmer and BCRPA instructor at the Powell River Recreation Complex with 4 indoor courts and 2 outdoor courts. They are planning a  first tournament on January 17th.  Thank you Vivian for promoting Pickleball in Powell River,

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Puerto Vallarta Pickleball Tournament in Mexico March 11-15, 2015

FIRST ANNUAL
Puerto Vallarta Tropical Pickleball Tournament
March 11-15, 2015
Tournament Venue: The Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center
Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio. No. 999, Zona Hotelera Las Glorias, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.  Book your hotel stay with us: www.PickleballPuertoVallarta.com
Entry Fee  US$ 60 and $10 for an additional event. USAPA members receive a $10 discount
Register now: www.PickleballPuertoVallarta.com - "Player Registration"
Adopt-a-School Program
Not only are we indulging in the beauty and aura of Puerto Vallarta, but we are also leaving a lasting legacy in the community by introducing our amazing sport to middle schools and high schools throughout the city. We are having companies and individuals (or groups of individuals) sponsor a school, and through this sponsorship we are supplying paddles, balls, a net, and will be painting lines on their courts to allow them to practice and fall in love with Pickleball in the same manner we have. During the 3 days leading up to the tournament play dates (March 8-10) we’re inviting you to join us as we travel throughout the city to our sponsored schools, playing and teaching the students the game.
We decided since we have been blessed in our lives we don’t want to merely take, therefore, we are asking and inviting you to join us as we give back to the community from which we will be indulging, and help us prove their community with a new and healthy way of life. When we leave after our tournament there will be middle school and high school Pickleball tournaments throughout the city and we are excited to be a part of influencing this lasting change to the region! Come join us! www.PickleballPuertoVallarta.com - "Giving Back"  Tournament Regulations: All USAPA rules will apply. Limited registration, so register early!