"New mayor Harvie vows to invest in Delta’s recreation facilities" is the headline from the Delta Optimist. The article goes on to suggest "...Harvie wants to see expanded and enhanced pickleball facilities to provide 28 dedicated courts at 11 parks in the next four years...." Read the full article here.
From Walter Knecht, President, PICKLEBALLBC:
"Chuck Lefaive, a very fervent pickleball promoter for over 8 years, founding member of both Pickleball Canada and BC Pickleball (retired June this year) is having a very unfortunate summer of 2018. He suffered some health (heart) issues a couple months ago which included a valve replacement and some bypass surgery as well. His recovery has been hampered significantly by poor circulation to the vein donor site. Many attempts have been made to correct and overcome but sadly to no avail. This past week Chuck underwent amputation above the knee on the affected leg.
Rita Lefaive, wife, indicates in an email that Chuck has come thru that surgery well, is recovering in the Royal Columbian, Rm 318. His cell phone, 604-868-9989, is bedside and would love to hear from friends and acquaintances. I am sure emails to him would be delivered post haste as well."
Lane Roberts's Vernon Pickleball Club membership was permanently revoked for unsolicited coaching and 'unsportsmanlike' play. Read the sad tale as reported by the CBC here.
'Rally-ween' is an initiative to have clubs around the country use rally-point scoring in matches played on Halloween - October 31st. Give it a try - more information here.
Read the latest newsletter from Pickleball Canada here.
We are delighted to announce the merger between BC Pickleball and PICKLEBALLBC is now almost complete. The process will get a boost from the recent appointment of a Board of Directors for the merged entity which will be known as PICKLEBALLBC. The new Board is:
President: Walter Knecht (North Vancouver)
Vice-President: Karen Watson (Burnaby)
Treasurer: Tricia Timmermans (Nelson)
Registrar: Rick Wadsworth (Vernon)
Akira Takeda (Vancouver) - BC Pickleball;
Ken Holman (Chemainus) -PICKLEBALLBC.ca website;
Sylvia Simpson (North Vancouver);
Al Thomson (Victoria) - Referee in Chief.
Watch and listen to The Pickleball Life - an original song by Miguel Enciso.
Pickleball is the only racquet sport that does not use 'rally-point scoring'. Is 'side-out scoring' holding pickleball back? Do we need 'rally-point scoring' for pickleball to advance world-wide? Listen to pickleball teacher, historian, and thought-leader Steve Paranto as he advocates for rally-point scoring, including how volleyball and badminton made the switch and why.