Spring 2017 Newsletter

 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 »


Xmas Reflections 2015

THE XMAS CACTUS IS NOW IN BLOOM AND HERALDS THE XMAS SEASON AS WELL AS YEAR END

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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 »


BC PICKLEBALL PODS OF ACTIVITY IN THE PROVINCE

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 »


  " Je suis Charlie "

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

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 »


Try Me

Try Me

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 »


Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

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Bayridge Elementary - Largest Tournament in Canada

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 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

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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 »


A Position Paper for a Rules Change

Some minor fine – tuning here.

A position on pickleball paddles
Prior to adopting a rule
change for British Columbia
Pickleball Association

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 Sanctioned Tournaments

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

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 »


Growth of Outdoor Pickleball

Pickup or Shinney Game on a driveway

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 »


GPS - navigating the tournament landscape...

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 »


GPS Again -- Marketing Pickleball Equipment in Canada - GREAT POTENTIAL

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 »


Pickleball BULLIES - are Seniors Susceptible?

FROM Virginia:  (About “Bullies – Are Seniors Susceptible”)  Click on link below to go to website or to [pdf] version.

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 »



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