Spring 2017 Newsletter
Camosun College – Center of Sports Excellence
“ A NEW LAYER OF COMPETITIVE PICKLEBALL FOR BC “
Springtime in BC is always a time of renewal, beauty, planning for the summer and especially, excitement for the upcoming outdoor...Read More »
THE XMAS CACTUS IS NOW IN BLOOM AND HERALDS THE XMAS SEASON AS WELL AS YEAR END
Isin’t it interesting that the Xmas Cactus plant with its lovely pink flowers blooms in November which puts it in a position to bring to our attention that...Read More »
On our tenth anniversary it is a worthwhile time to look at the BIG PICTURE for pickleball in our province of BC. Initially, when I started www.PickleballCanada.org there were three Locations in the lower mainland , and about about the same in the Okanagan, a little in Medicine hat ,...Read More »
I never knew that my name would become famous – I do not even have a PB court named after me or tournament named after me as many have. I do however feel a need to comment on actions taken in Paris to Muzzle free speech at the premises of...Read More »
Sanctioned vs. Non -Sanctioned Tournaments
In BC. , and indeed in Canada, we have had many sanctioned and non – sanctioned tournaments. South Surrey will be hosting its Eighth non – sanctioned tournament this September and all have had around 100 players, some more.
What is the difference between the...Read More »
These are two words that are used in many ways to describe our sport of Pickleball and how we invite people to come to it and enjoy the benefits of fun , social and exercise. These are the three- in – one benefits of regular exercise with...Read More »
Teaching – 2013 Bayridge Elementary and Star of the Sea Elementary as well as Jessie Lee.
It has been several years since we , the seniors of South Surrey, have taught at Bayridge but this year was special.
We ended up teaching all 500 students in four days culminating with a tournament...Read More »
Starting a new Pickleball program for Little White Rock BC Parks and Rec co-ordinating
Step 1– What was there to begin with?– Parks and Rec for this city of four blocks wide and 16 blocks long had marked an outdoor court some three...Read More »
Some minor fine – tuning here.
A position on pickleball paddles
Prior to adopting a rule
change for British Columbia
The historical development of paddles began in the 70`s with the first generation wood, edgeless paddles either 1-5 or 7 ply wood that were heavy, long lasting and cheap. For...Read More »
DRAFT DOCUMENT FOR USE IN THE “ CANADA CUP OF PICKLEBALL“ – Aug 16-17 2013
A game for all.
Following is a sanctioned tournament document to be used as a discussion paper and eventually
To be used in Canadian Pickleball Federation, Quebec, BC, Alberta, Yukon and NWT Tournaments which seek sanctioning.
No fee will...Read More »
WELCOME TO FALL
AS THE HEAT OF SUMMER DEPARTS AND THE POPLAR LEAVES START TO FALL
OUR THOUGHTS TURN TO FALL PICKLEBALL …….
WITH 26 TOURNAMENTS COMPLETED THIS YEAR IN BC, OUR BEST YEAR BY FAR – WHAT
IS IN STORE FOR US THIS WINTER. WELL WITH THE SNOWBIRDS HEADING SOUTH, THE TENNIS
PLAYERS WILL...Read More »
Outdoor Pickleball – a history in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland
And Parks and Rec Surrey and Vancouver
The summer Olympics with its youth and vigour have brought to the Fore the need for more outdoor...Read More »
A GPS FOR TOURNEYS IN CANADA
? International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) ? ? United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA) ? Pickleball Canada ? Only allow specifically designed paddles
PICKLEBALL — Look for ……….World Pickleball Federation (WPF) and/or BC Pickleball Association
When BC’ers and indeed Canucks look at the many Pickleball...Read More »
Since there are only five retail outlets that we know of in Canada, it may seem that we are jumping the gun with this article. Let me assure you, we are not !
The average retirement enclave in the South USA buys/sells between 20M and 200M dollars in paddles alone per...Read More »
Hey, PB er’s . This is Virginia, I found this article really significant as it helped me put in perspective an experience with a BULLY in Warfield. We had a...Read More »