Tuesday, December 30, 2014

IFP Rules in Spanish, Chinese and French translations

IFP Rules in Spanish, Chinese and French translations  
The International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) website has IFP Rules in Spanish translation: Rules (Spanish) and it has recently included French and Chinese translations: Rules (Chinese) and Rules (French).  http://ipickleball.org 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Peachland Winterlude Pickleball Tournament Jan 31, 2015

Peachland Winterlude Pickleball Tournament
Saturday January 31/2015  8:00 am to 7:00 pm
at Peachland Recreation Centre BC.  4446 6th street
Skill rated. PCO Tier 4 Sanctionned Tournament
Co-ed round robin. Guaranteed 7 games.
Cost $20.  Lunch provided. Entry prizes. Medal presentation
Tournament Directors: Mike Carter and Ray Timbers.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 ARC 5th Pickleball Potluck Christmas Party

Dec 16, 2014  About 40 pickleball players gathered at the ARC 5th  Pickleball Potluck Christmas Party.  Photo left front: Art, Judy, Ron, Jim, Laurie, Janet, Shirley, Mike, Bill right front: Leslie, Valerie, Nigel, Jennifer, Ganbat, not shown: Jane, Henrietta, Jane, Anne, Ralph...Photograph by Allan. Delicious appetizers, salads, main dishes and desserts with wonderful friends !!! We wish you a happy and joyful Christmas and New Year !!!!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Annual ARC Pickleball Potluck Christmas Party Dec 16, 2014

Christmas Pickleball Potluck Party Tuesday Dec 16, 2014 at ARC Seniors Room, 3:30 pm after Pickleball.  Please bring a dish or come as you are, see you there !!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

2ND ALL INDIA PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

2ND ALL INDIA PICKLEBALL ASSOCIATION NATIONAL INDOOR TOURNAMENT

At Andheri Sports Complex, J.P. Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai - 400 058 on December 13/14, 2014 - 8:00 am-8:00pm.   10 State Teams participating, play in accordance with IFP Rules

...If you will be in Mumbai during this tournament time you are very welcome to enter...

Over the last 7 years AIPA has conducted 1000+ promotional events across India. With a mission to make India fit. AIPA has been awarded income tax benefits under section 80G of the Income Tax Act. AIPA is active in guiding and coordination for about 200 tournaments at district and state levels. After tremendous efforts and persistence,

Pickleball is now recognized by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Maharashtra.

The successful First national tournament was held in December 2013 at Mumbai.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

USAPA National VI 2015 Winners

USAPA Nationals VI, Sun City Festival, Buckeye, AZ 11/02/14 - 11/09/14 attracted nearly 700 of the top pickleball players in the world to compete for medals in the age-group categories and awards and prize money in open competition. Congratulations to all the top players!  Top Canadian players Luba Zhekhovskaya (Surrey, BC) won 3 Gold and a Silver medals and Brenda Jmaeff (Kelowna, BC) won a Bronze medal. Top USA players Jennifer Lucore (San Diego, CA) won 4 Gold medals and Christine Barksdale (Vancouver, WA) won 2 Gold, 2 Silver and a Bronze medals.    

Saturday, November 1, 2014

PICKLEBALL KELOWNA RAISED $1180.00 FOR FOOD BANK

PICKLEBALL KELOWNA RAISED $1180.00 PLUS A VAN-LOAD OF FOOD IN THE INITIAL "DINKIN’ FOR DOLLARS" TOURNAMENT - HELD SEPTEMBER 20/21, 2014.
Pool Winners Recreational Competitive
Championship Contender Orv Black Ray Gagnon
Championship Pretender Helga Hepditch Bryan Jackson
Bridesmaid Paul Levens Dan Jmaeff
Miss Congeniality Pierre Belcourt Fred Shura
Close But No Cigar Sue Andres Louis Lalonde
Within Reach Val Belcourt Roberta Meakin
Maybe Next Year Maggie McGowan Peter Newton
Maybe In A Couple Years Toni Hay Anne Touw
Also-ran - --------- Doris Albert

A total of 72 combatants took part under sunny skies at Parkinson Recreation Centre.

Thank you for what you all did for us at the Kelowna Community Food Bank. Kindest Regards, Tammy Jackson, Revenue Development | Special Events

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pacific Pickleball Palooza Nov 22-23, 2014

Pacific Pickleball Palooza by Fraser Valley Pickleball  Pacific Academy, Surrey, BC  Sat 11/22/14 thru Sun 11/23/14 Men's,Women’s and Mixed Doubles 3.0, 3.5, 4.0+ Registration Fee: $30. Pickleball Canada members will receive a $5 discount off the registration fee.  Each event:$10 (a maximum of two events). Current IFP rules apply. PCO Sanctioned (Tier 3)  http://www.pickleballtournaments.com

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Canadian Winners at the 2014 Tournament of Champions, Ogden, Utah

Congratulations to Luba Zhekhovskaya from Surrey, B.C. for winning Open Women's Doubles Silver medal and cash prize $1,500 with Che Cui at the 2014 Tournament of Champions, Ogden, Utah.  This Pickleball Tournament has the highest prize money ever in pickleball history showcasing the best 5.0 pickleball players in N. America. 

Congratulations  to Cookie Drake from Cold Lake, Alberta for winning Open Women's Doubles Bronze medal and cash prize $750.  Congratulations also to Jennifer Lucore from California for winning two Gold medals and cash prizes of $6,000. This tournament's total prize money is $46,000, even have cash prizes for 4th, 5th and 6th places winners.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Videos of 2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship Open Women's Doubles Finals

2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship videos posted on Youtube, Open Women Doubles final matches:  Luba Zhekhovskaya/Christine Barksdale vs Jennifer Lucore/Darcie Jacobsen. .Below are two links to view these videos:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Huge Growth of Pickleball in Private/Public facilities in Canada

Huge Growth of Pickleball in Private/Public facilities in Canada 
Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in Canada due to the increasing number of pickleball players and new pickleball clubs and groups forming. New pickleball courts and programs are gaining popularity in both private and public facilities. Many cities/ municipalities and club/groups have painted pickleball lines on tennis courts and/or built dedicated pickleball courts. Public facilities include schools, churches, YMCA/YWCA, Recreation and Community Centres which have drop-in pickleball programs. Private facilities offering pickleball include tennis and golf clubs, fitness centres and senior retirement communities. Below are some private and public facilities which are providing new pickleball courts and programs for the increasing number of pickleball players in their communities.

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.

Winnipeg, MB - Getting Pickleball started at the YMCA/YWCA:

YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg, South Branch is offering new Pickleball Time on Wednesday's 1:00-2:30pm. They would like to arrange for a Representative/Coach to do a demo/clinic if possible to get 'the ball rolling' in September.

Regina Beach, Sask. - The Town of Regina Beach, Saskatchewan wants to introduce Pickleball in the Regina Beach community. They are looking for a representative/coach to host Pickleball workshops in the fall and winter months.

Port Dover, Ontario - Adult Lifestyle Community built Four New Outdoor Courts: 
The Dover Coast Adult Lifestyle Community has completed four new dedicated outdoor pickleball courts. Twenty-three members of the St. Thomas Pickleball Club travelled to Port Dover in July and introduced the sport of pickleball to their residents. 

Oshawa, ON - New outdoor pickleball courts in Oshawa, ON:

Pickleball court lines have been added to the outdoor tennis courts in Alexandra Park (4 courts) and Stonestreet Park (2 courts). Oshawa Tennis Club is planning to build a new facility in partnership with a soccer club and would like to include Pickleball in their multisport facility.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pickleball Videos from Canada

Below are some pickleball videos links. 
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Montreal/Sports/ID/2488587954/ video of "Pickleball catching on in Quebec" Aug 14, 2014
http://globalnews.ca/video/802987/pickleball/ video of "Pickleball" Global news Aug 26, 2013 from Canada 55+ Games in Alberta
http://www.citynews.ca/2014/06/10/explanation-of-the-sport-of-pickleball/ City News June 10, 2014 "Explanation of the sport of pickleball"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLOxQamYrVE CBC TV News June 23, 2013 "Pickleball in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia"
http://globalnews.ca/video/1480899/riverview-swept-by-pickleball-craze/ Global News July 29, 2014 New Brunswick on Riverview Tennis Club clay courts "Riverview swept by pickleball craze" The town set up two new pickleball courts at the local tennis club in New Brunswick. Global's Shelley Steeves took at swing at the popular sport. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

2015 Pickleball Canada Western/Eastern National Open Tournaments

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.

Monday, August 4, 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

Friday, July 11, 2014

Photos of 2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship

55+ Mens Doubles:Parobec/Jmaaeff, Silver-Lam/Lum, Bronze-Paynter/Cho
55+Womens Doubles: Sawatsky/Welch, Silver-Beechinor/Dallas, Bronze-Kusch/Pool
60+Mens Doubles: Dimery/Scorgie, Silver-Mah/Perkin, Bronze-Lalonde/Timbers
60+Womens Doubles: Gold Jmaeff/Stern, Silver-Lerner/Orcutt, Bronze-Edwards/Postler
65+ Mixed Doubes: Gold-Ulis/McCallum, Silver-Saunders/Saunders, Bronze-Kusch/Parkes
70+ Womens Doubles: Gold-Betty Silver (Alaska)/Alice Tym(TN), Silver- Rees/Simpson (not present), Bronze-Merrie Lee(ON)/Barbara Miachika(FL)  Fantastic Canada/USA championship matches!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Local pickleball players win medals at National Championships

Mark Dana and Kas Ingwersen compete in the under-55 mixed doubles event Saturday at the Pickleball Canada National Open Championships at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre
— Image Credit: Jean Konda-Witte Photo     
Staff Writer - Abbotsford News  posted Jul 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM

The Abbotsford Recreation Centre hosted the 3rd Pickleball Canada National Open Championship last weekend.  The event, the largest of its kind in Canada, welcomed 180 participants from as far away as Ontario, Florida and Alaska.  Many local pickleballers took part, and a handful even walked away with medals.
Andrew McKimmon of Mission won gold in two events: the under-55 men's doubles and the under-55 mixed doubles.  Karen Sawatsky of Abbotsford matched that performance, claiming gold in the 55-plus women's doubles and mixed doubles events.
Other Abbotsford medalists include Abbotsford's Matt Annan, who won silver in the 55-plus mixed doubles, and Matt Kahn and Henry Meerkerk, who shared bronze in 65-plus men's doubles.  Bronze medals also went to Ken Franz in the 55-plus mixed doubles, Claire Pool in the 55-plus women's doubles, and Kathleen Parkes in the 65-plus mixed doubles.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Photos of Pickleball Canada National Open Championship 2014

70+Men's Doubles: Gold-Silver/Holman(AK),Silver-Saunders/Ross,Bronze-Ames/Hui
65+Mens'Doubles: Parkes/Shaare, Silver-Darvill/Kusch, Bronze-Khan/Meerkerk, Bronze-
Open Men's Singles:  Gold-Wesley Gabrielsen, Silver-Brian Lam, Bronze-Chris Miller
55+ Mixed Doubles: Gold-Franz/Sawatsky, Silver-Annan/Welch, Bronze-Parabec/Nichol
ARC Registration Desk check in volunteers, prize and vendor tables, spectators.
ARC Gym 1 Championship matches with competitors and spectators.
60+Mixed Doubles: Gold-Stern/Savoy, Silver=Parkes/Lerner, Bronze-Jmaeff/Jmaeff
70+Mixed Doulbes: Gold-Holman/Tym, Silver-Silver/Silver, Bronze-Bakogeorge/Moore

Sunday, July 6, 2014

2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4 - 6, 2014

2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship:

The 3rd Pickleball Canada National Open Championship was held at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre in Abbotsford, B.C. on July 4 - 6, 2014. About 200 participants came from as far as Ontario, Florida and Alaska to compete in the largest pickleball tournament in Canada!

There were 20 events including Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, Open and Under 55, Open Singles, doubles and mixed doubles. As a Sanctioned Tournament, PCO members are eligible to receive Tier 1 Tournament Points.


Pickleball Canada has some Board members in attendance: Shirley Shepherd, Ed Burke and Merrie Lee. PCO Area Ambassadors from B.C. participated: Mike Shepherd (Abbotsford), Mike Carter (Osoyoos), Roberta Meakin (Penticton), Tim Mah (Kamloops), Jim Saunders (Kelowna), John Savoy (Nanaimo), Carol Haworth (Chilliwack), Gord Griffin (Chilliwack), Denis Zhekhovskiy (Vancouver), Peter Darvill (Ladner/Richmond), Karen Renfrew (Sunshine Coast), Linda Brown (Salmon Arm).

Among the competitors were the top 5.0 players in the world from Canada and the USA: Jennifer Lucore, Billy and Darcie Jacobsen, Chris Miller, Christine Barksdale, Wesley Gabrielsen, Steve Wong, Luba Zhekhovskaya, Denis Zhekhovskiy, Theresa Orcutt, Cherilyn Drake, Scott Lennan, Glenn Griffin, Maurice Parobec, Dave Touchet, Andrew Mckimmon and Che Cui.

Pickleball Canada would like to thank all the tournament sponsors: Tourism Abbotsford, Pro-Lite Sports, Onix Sports, Pickleball Depot, Pickleball International, Courtside Sports, IGA, Kintec, North Bellingham Golf Course, Murray GM Abbotsford, Great Clips and Ocean Park Pizza.

At the Opening Ceremony, City of Abbotsford Recreation Coordinator Ryan Coreau and Deputy Mayor of City of Abbotsford Les Barkman welcomed the participants and sang Canada and the USA National anthems. Shirley Shepherd, President of Pickleball Canada welcomed everyone and thanked the City of Abbotsford, Jenny Thornton, Ryan Coreau, Alanna Carmichael and Kim Griffith for hosting this National event.

A big thank you go to all the referees and volunteers: Ed Burke, Carol Haworth, Gord Griffin, Ken Witt, Judy Newman, Peter Darvill, Brian Parkes, Danny Garinger, Allan and Julie Turner, Gerry Logan, Janet Hutchinson, Anne and Ralph Laury, Henrietta Waters, Gail Dorst... Many thanks to Abbotsford Recreation Centre for providng delicious lunch, snacks and beverages. Thank you for your support, hard work, dedication and efforts for making the 2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship a great success!

Tournament Results Pickleball Caanda National Open Championship July 4 - 6, 2014

Tournament Results

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship - 2014-07-04
Men - Singles
GoldSilverBronze
OpenWesley GabrielsenBrian LamChris Miller
Women - Singles
GoldSilverBronze
OpenJennifer LucoreRoberta MeakinShelley Lawrence
Men - Doubles
GoldSilverBronze
55+Maurice Parobac - Dan JmaeffBrian Lam - Garry LumGlenn Cho - Henry Paynter
60+Doug Dimery, - Jim ScorgieTim Mah - Ross PerkinLouis Lalonde - Ray Timbers
65+Brian Parkes - Rich SkaarePeter Darvill - John KuschMatt Khan - Henry Meerkerk
70+Ron Hohman - Larry SilverJim Saunders - Doug RossTim Ames - Danny Hui
OpenSteve Wong - Glenn GriffinChris Miller - Billy JacobsenDenis Zhekhovskiy - Scott Lenan




Under 55Dave Touchet - Andrew McKimmonRob Schneider -Dave BrionesMichael Epp - Mark Lowe
Women - Doubles
GoldSilverBronze
55+Karen Sawatsky -Terry WelchLori Beechinor - Mary DallasBeryl Kusch -Claire Pool
60+Brenda Jmaeff -Nancy SternElaine Lerner - Teresa OrcuttShirley Edwards - Mida Postler
65+Linda Brown - Sharon MooreDoreen Holmes - Faye Oakes
70+Alice Tym - Betty SilverKarin Rees - Silvia SimpsonMerrie Lee - Barbara Miachika
OpenChristine Barksdale - Luba Zhekhovskaya Jennifer Lucore - Darcie JacobsenCookie Drake - Che Cui
Under 55Fion Chou - Magdalene ChoyKaren Heinrichs - Kim Hun KoppJill Jackson - Elizabeth Peckham
Mixed Doubles
GoldSilverBronze
55+Ken Franz - Karen SawatskyMatt Annan - Terry WelchMaurice Parobec - Rosemary Nichol
60+John Savoy - Nancy SternBrian Parkes - Elaine LernerDan Jmaeff - Brenda Jmaeff
65+David Ulis - Anne MccallumJim Saunders - Terry SaundersJohn Kusch - Kathleen Parkes
70+Alice Tym - Ron HohmanLarry Silver - Betty SilverAndy Bakogeorge - Sharon Moore
OpenChristine Barksdale - Wesley GabrielsenSteve Wong - Cookie DrakeLuba Zhekhovskaya - Denis Zhekhovskiy
Under 55Andrew McKimmon - Fion ChouRoberta Meakin - Peter NeumannMagdalene Choy - Peter Darvill



Monday, June 30, 2014

2014 National Tournament Information July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2014

The draws will be posted at ARC on Friday July 4th.
Please note the following information for the tournament. This information can also be found in the tournament guide.
· Opening ceremony will take place at 8 am on July 4 in the ARC gym
· The Registration table will open at 7 am on July 4th, 5th and 6th. Players must check in at registration table and sign waivers before playing.
· Each day matches start at 8:30 am July 4th, 5th and 6th. Practise time Thursday July 3 at 5pm to 8pm.
· Social dinner at Phoenix Lounge, Abbotsford at 6:30pm on July 4.
· 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+ Men's and Women's Doubles and 55+, 70+ Mixed Doubles are round robin format.
· 60+, 65+ Mixed Doubles, Open Mixed Doubles and Under 55 Mixed Doubles are Double Elimination format.
· Open and Under 55 Men's and Women's Doubles, Open Men's and Women's Singles are Double Elimination format.
· Please check in one hour before your event.
· Please be warmed up and ready for your match when it is announced.
· Lunch is available between 12pm- 1:30pm. No Breaks will be given for lunch.
· Free indoor/outdoor parking

We look forward to seeing everyone here in Abbotsford.

2014 National Open Championship Schedule of Events

2014 National Open Championship Schedule of Events
Friday July 4
Time                          ARC Gym 1                       ARC Gym 2
8:30am - 11am          55+ Men’s Doubles           60+ Women’s Doubles
11am - 1pm               60+ Men’s Doubles          70+ Men’s Doubles
12pm - 1:30pm          Lunch available 12pm - 1:30pm  No breaks in play for lunch
                                  Medal Presentations throughout day
1pm - 3pm                 65+ Men’s Doubles         55+ Women’s Doubles  
 3-6pm                      65+ Women’s Doubles     70+ Women’s Doubles

Saturday, July 5
Time                          ARC Gym 1                       ARC Gym 2
8:30am - 11am          60+ Mixed Doubles           55+ Mixed Doubles
11am - 1pm               65+ Mixed Doubles          70+ Mixed Doubles
12pm - 1:30pm          Lunch available 12pm - 1:30pm  No breaks in play for lunch
                                  Medal Presentations throughout day
1pm - 5pm                Open Mixed Doubles          Under 55 Mixed Doubles 

Sunday, July 6
Time                          ARC Gym 1                          ARC Gym 2
8:30am - 11am          Open Men's Doubles             Open Women's Doubles
11am - 1pm               Under 55 Women's Doubles  Under 55 Men's Doubles
12pm - 1:30pm          Lunch available 12pm - 1:30pm  No breaks in play for lunch
                                  Medal Presentations throughout day
1pm - 5pm                Open Men's Singles           Open Women's Singles


Schedule is subject to change. Check in will take place on the morning of your event at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. 
Note: Event times are approximate, some delays in event times may occur.
**Registration table will be open at 7am on Friday, July 4, Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6. Please arrive early.  
Player meeting at 8am**

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Top Players of the World Competing in Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4 to 6, 2014

Pickleball Canada National Open Championship at  Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, B.C. on July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2014.  Top Players of the world will be competing in the Mens and Womens Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles in Age, Open and Under 55 categories. 

Top 5.0 players from Canada and the USA will be competing for the National Champions titles.  Top players in the Open Mens Doubles include Steve Wong/Glenn Griffin, Chris Miller/Billy Jacobsen, Denis Zhekhovskiy/Scott Lennan.  Top players in Open Womens Doubles include Jennifer Lucore/Darcie Jacobsen, Luba Zhekhovskaya/Christine Barksdale, Cherilyn Drake/Che Cui.  Top players in Open Mixed Doubles include Wesley Gabrielsen/Christine Barksdale, Steve Wong/Cherilyn Drake, Denis Zehkhovskiy/Luba Zhekhosskaya, Scott Lennan/Theresa Orcutt.  Open Singles top players include Wesley Gabrielsen, Chris Miller, Jennifer Lucore, Darcie jacobsen, Marco Jankowiak.  Don't miss these exciting National Championship matches, it's like watching world famous tennis players Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.
Update:  Spectators are welcome to watch the competition free of charge but food are reserved for paid participants only. You can purchase food at ARC Cafe in the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. There is free indoor and Outdoor parking.    
  

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Social Dinner at Phonenix Lounge on July 4

Join us for a social dinner at 6:30pm on Friday July 4 at the Phoenix Lounge & Global Dining on 33780 King Road, Abbotsford.
The Phoenix Lounge & Global Dining are both located next to each other across from the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre. The cost of dinner is NOT included in the National tournament. Each player will need to pay their own bill.
$10.00 Dinner Special Menu offered are:
1. Hi-Rise Burger -grilled 1/4 pound Prime Rib burger garnished with all the trimmings
served with sea-salted fries or garden salad
2. The Margherita 10” pizza topped with fresh basil, tomato and rich tomato sauce, topped
with melted Mozzarella, Monterey Jack & Bocconcini cheese.
3. Old Style fish & chips cod loin in a light beer batter, served with fries and tartar sauce.
Other items on the menu and drinks can be purchased at the regular price.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PICKLEBALL CANADA NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP July 4 - 6, 2014

PICKLEBALL CANADA NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP   July 4 - 6, 2014  Abbotsford Recreational Centre  2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, B.C.
DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS
Abbotsford is located on Hwy-1 (TransCanada) in southwest British Columbia, approx. 5 km north of the U.S. border and approx. 70 km southeast of Vancouver.
1. Head northwest on Sumas Way toward S Fraser Way (700m)
2. Take the Old Yale Road exit (280m)
3. Merge onto Old Yale Rd (750m)
4. Turn right onto McMillan Rd (650m)
5. Turn right into back parking lot 2499 McMillan Rd.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
• Event start times will be sent out to all participants. 
• Opening Ceremony will be held at 8:00 am on July 4 at ARC.
• Players must sign waivers at registration desk before playing. 
• Abbotsford Recreation Centre is hosting this National sanctioned event by Pickleball Canada.
• Please check in one hour before your event.
• Please be warmed up and ready for your match when it is announced.
• Lunch is available between 12pm- 1:30pm. No Breaks will be given for lunch.
• Practice time for Pickleball Tournament Participants at ARC and will be Thursday, July 3, 2014 5pm – 8pm $2 drop in or membership cards (NOT including senior’s activity memberships) 
Friday July 4:
Men’s and Women’s Doubles 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+,
Saturday July 5:
Mixed Doubles 55+,60+,65+,70+, Open Mixed Doubles, Under 55 Mixed Doubles,
Sunday July 6:
Open Men’s and Women’s Doubles, Under 55 Men’s and Women’s Doubles, Open Men’s and Women’s Singles

Saturday, June 7, 2014

173 Players Registered Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4 - 6,2014

173 Players have registered for the Pickleball Canada National Open Championship at  Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Road, Abbotsford, B.C. on July 4th, 5th and 6th, 2014.  There are only 5 more days to register.  Please Note:  Registration deadline:  June 12, 2014. You can call ARC 1-604-853-4221 to register before the deadline. This is the largest and most competitive pickleball tournament in Canada!   Top 5.0 players from  Canada and USA are competing:  Jennifer Lucore, Billy and Darcie Jacobsen, Chris Miller, Christine Barksdale, Wesley Gabrielsen,  Steve Wong, Luba Zhekhovskaya, Denis Zhekhovskiy, Theresa Orcutt, Cherilyn Drake, Scott Lennan, Glenn Griffin, Maurice Parobec, Marco Jankowiak and Che Cui.  Look forward to seeing you in July!

Friday, May 30, 2014

UK Pickleball players strike world championship bronze in Amsterdam

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/11233722.Pickleball_players_strike_world_championship_bronze/?ref=rss   Five UK pickleball players won bronze medals at the Intarnational Pickleball tournament in Amsterdam.  The Oxfordshire-based pickleball team flew to Amsterdam last week to take part in a world championship competition.  There is a pickleball group in Scotland, but it was not represented at the recent world championships.  People can attend practice sessions at Kidlington and Gosford Leisure Centre on Fridays, between 7.30pm and 9pm, or at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon, on Tuesdays, between 2pm and 3pm.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

July 4 - 6, 2014 National Open Championship, Canada's Largest Pickleball Tournament

About 135 Players have registered in the 3rd  Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4 - 6, 2014.  There are limits of players in each of the 21 event due to time constraints and limits of courts. A few events are full and some players are put on wait list. Many top players of the world are competing in this annual National Open Championship.   Players are coming from all over North America as far as Ontario, Florida and Alaska. This is the largest Pickleball tournament in Canada!  
PICKLEBALL HOTEL BOOKINGS, click on:
https://www.mmx2reservations.com/Abbotsford/pc/pickleabby2014    Please contact the hotels directly after June 5, 2014.   Please Note:  Registration deadline:  June 12, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Top Players of the World Competing in 2014 Nationals in Canada July 4 - 6, 2014

Some of the top players in the world are coming to compete in the 2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship in July.  They are the top 5.0 players from  Canada and USA:  Jennifer Lucore, Billy and Darcie Jacobsen, Chris Miller, Christine Barksdale, Wesley Gabrielsen,  Steve Wong, Luba Zhekhovskaya, Denis Zhekhovskiy, Theresa Orcutt, Cherilyn Drake, Scott Lennan, Glenn Griffin, Maurice Parobec, Marco Jankowiak, Che Cui.  

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship

2014 Pickleball Canada National Open Championship July 4 - 6 
Please register early!  For people driving up north to Canada, Abbotsford is only 5 minutes drive from the USA/Canada border. If you fly into Vancouver, it is one hour drive to Abbotsford. If you fly into Bellingham, WA., it is about 30 minutes drive to Abbotsford, B.C. 
The tournament registration form is located on Pickleball Canada, USAPA and other websites: www.pickleballcanada.org www.usapa.org  www.pickleballbritishcolumbia.blogspot.com www.abbypickleball.blogspot.ca 
You can call ARC 1-604-853-4221 The front desk ladies can take your credit card no. and info. to register for the National Tournament.  You can also mail in your registration form. 
There are a dozen hotels to choose from in Abbotsford. Some hotels offer room discounts so be sure to ask for “Pickleball Tournament” group rates. 
COAST HOTEL AND SUITES 2020 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2C7 (604) 853-1880 Special Group Rate: $99.00 plus tax, 2 Queen beds or King, includes breakfast. 
SANDMAN HOTEL 32720 Simon Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B8 (604) 556-7263 Special Group Rate: $109.00+ tax, Double occupancy. Group No. 28832 
BEST WESTERN REGENCY HOTEL 32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC (800) 771-3077 Preferred rate: $103.99+ tax Double occupancy, 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed, includes breakfast. 
RAMADA INN 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6 (604) 870-1050 $112 +tax Double occupancy, 2 Queen beds, includes breakfast.
SUPER 8 HOTEL 1881 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 4L5 (604) 853-1141 Special Group Rate in new building: $99.00 plus tax, Double occupancy, includes breakfast
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We look forward to seeing you at the Pickleball Canada National Open Championship in July !!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pickleball Canada New Club/Group Memberships

Pickleball Canada is very pleased that our member numbers have increased from 700 to 950.  We welcomed 3 new Club/Group Memberships.  
6th  Salmon Arm Pickleball Club, BC - 50 members
7th  Collingwood Pickleball Club, Ontario - 51 members
8th  CLSA Pickleball Club, Alberta - 68 members 
Pickleball Canada extends our warm welcome to all the Member Clubs !!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Walnut Grove Classic Tournament May 16-17

The Walnut Grove Classic  Current IFP rules apply.  PCO Sanctioned (Tier 4)
Where:  Walnut Grove community Centre, BC
Address:  8889 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley, BC  V1M 2N7 
When: May 16, 17 2014  More information: http://www.fraservalleypickleball.org 

2014 PCO TOURNAMENT POINTS - Rosedale, BC

2014 PCO TOURNAMENT POINTS (Tier 4) Rosedale, BC
MEN   Rated event Name Tournament Point
Mens Singles - 3.0 Samuel Brittain 200 Brayden Latray 100
Mens Singles - 3.5 L.Yeo 200
Mens Singles - 4.0 Ken Franz 400 Andrew McKimmon 200 Glenn Cho 100
Mens Singles - 4.5 Brian Lam 400 Marco Jankowiak 200 Brian Gaudet 100
Mens Doubles - 3.0 Isaiah Brittain 400 Brayden Latray 100 Samuel Brittain 100
Mens Doubles - 3.5 Mark Dana 400 Ben Penner 400 Gordon Griffin 200 Jerry Reimer 100 Keith Rudance 100
Mens Doubles - 4.0 L.Yeo 400 Glenn Cho 400 Richard McKinley 200 Phil Morgan 100 Lorne Strumecki 100
Mens Doubles - 4.5 Andrew McKimmon 400 Marco Jankowiak 400 Ken Franz 200 Gene Latray 200 Ronnie Pitcher 100
Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 L.Yeo 400 D'Arcy Windblad 200 Mark Dana 100
Mixed Doubles 4.0 Ken Franz 400 Lorne Strumecki 100
Mixed Doubles 4.5 Marco Jankowiak 400 Andrew McKimmon 200 Pete Neumann 100
WOMEN   Rated event Name Tournament Point
Womens Singles -3.0, 3.5 Bonnie Gibbon 400 Trudy Pitcher 200 Faye Oakes 100
Womens Doubles - 3.5,3.0 Bonnie Gibbon 400 Karen Renfrew 400 Dee Pitcher 200 Trudy Pitcher 200 Debby Holley 100 Patricia Khan 100
Womens Doubles - 4.5 Fion Chou 400 Elaine Lerner 400 Terri Welch 200
Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5 Ashley Chang 400 Lin Buckler 200 Kas Ingwersen 100
Mixed Doubles 4.0 Karen Satwasky 400 Evelyn Kaatz 200 Faye Oakes 100
Mixed Doubles 4.5 Elaine Lerner 400 Fion Chou 200 Roberta Meakin 100

2014 PCO TOURNAMENT POINTS Mission, BC

2014  PCO  TOURNAMENT POINTS (Tier 4)  Mission Madness, BC http://www.fraservalleypickleball.org/
MEN
Rated event                      Name       Tournament Point 
Mens Doubles - 3.0/3.5   Jay Lindenbach 400  Ted Bryde 400  Mark Dana 200  Ben Penner 200   Rick Oakes       100
Mens Doubles - 4.0     Geof Kraemer 400 Tim Ames 400 Rosscoe Priebe 200 Mike Shepherd  200
Glenn Cho           100  Cheng-Lok Yeo   100
Mens Doubles - 4.5        Andrew McKimmon 400 Marco Jankowiak  400  Binu Brar 200 Grant Brittain  100   Ronnie Pitcher 100
Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5   D'arcy Windblad    400 John Bell 200
Mixed Doubles 4.0    Glenn Cho    400  Ken Franz   200   Steven Rothenberg  100
Mixed Doubles 4.5    Brian Lam   400    Marco Jankowiak  200  Ronnie Pitcher  100
WOMEN
Rated event                      Name       Tournament Point 
Womens Doubles - 3.5,3.0  Bonnie Gibbon 400 Karen Renfrew 400 Karen Sawatsky 200 Sharon Kraemer 200 Dee Pitcher 100 Trudy Pitcher  100
Womens Doubles - 4.0        Fion Chou 400 Magdalene Choy 400 Lin Buckler 200
Mixed Doubles 3.0/3.5      Lin Buckler-400  Karen Renfrew 200  Bonnie Gibbon 100  
Mixed Doubles 4.0            Fion Chou 400  Karen Sawatsky 200  Magdalene Choy 100
Mixed Doubles 4.5            Elaine Lerner 200    Terri Welch   100