Fun & Fitness for Everyone
This has been successful almost every time (IF FOLLOWED)…..
- FIND A COURT
- Order Paddles and Balls –
- Paddles swingers – they are cheap and last a long time. They have grips and wrist guards. Cost approximately $20.00 each
- Balls, Singapore seamless or Dura for outdoor use and Bulldog Jugs balls for indoor or outdoor use. Cost approximately $2.50 for Singapore and $1.50 for the Jugs. All available on www.okpickleball.ca. Don’t forget safety glasses.
- Set your times of play with your Rec Center or Parks and Rec. Try to get a Seniors time, a family time, and a working person evening time.
- Once three is done, let the local press know of pickleball’s arrival in your area. This will help you as the centers and Parks & Rec usually take 3- 6 months to get things rolling.
- Put an ad in the local association news bulletin Senior’s news, coffee news, “Y” bulletin, etc., anywhere you think that will give you exposure.
- Have your Rec Center produce a little punch card that gives those who come to try the sport THREE FREE punches.
- Ask the Rec Center to request that the front desk people recruit from those looking for something new – try pickleball. A list of 30 people should get you off to a good start.
- Very Important — Monitor who comes – get their names, phone numbers and e-mail. Use sign in sheets and sign-up sheets.
- If you can, once you are off the ground, look for a sponsor who will provide funds for balls, trial paddles, etc.
- After a couple of play times, ask them to join BC Pickleball and give them a downloaded form from BC Pickleball and BC Pickleball Association – http://www.bcpickleball.com/places to play list. GOOD LUCK!!