The recently formed Richmond Pickleball Association is lobbying the City of Richmond for dedicated courts, hoping to follow the lead of other nearby cities such as Delta. Read the article in the Richmond News here.
The US National Senior Games Association (equivalent to our 55+ Senior Games - Kamloops August, 2020) have posted, in their latest newsletter, the story of a veteran who found help in conquering his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with pickleball. Read the article here.
Read a letter from the new president of the International Federation of Pickleball (IFP), outlining changes in the direction the IFP is heading.
The annual general meeting of members of Pickleball Canada will be held at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific time) via UberConference on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. More information here.
Read the latest newsletter from the Delta Pickleball Association claiming they are "now the pickleball capital of Canada".
Report from Walter Knecht, President, PICKLEBALLBC:
"Newly formed Clubs join PBBC:
In the last 4 months three different pickleball communities have concentrated their efforts and formed 'clubs':
GetStoked, Revelstoke - now over 20 members,
RidgeMeadows, Maple Ridge - also over 20 members,
Quesnel Pickleball Club - not yet at the 20 mark.
Oliver - working on it - coming soon?
Quesnel Pickleball are boldly going ahead - planning their first tournament for the third weekend in July, details to come, and planning for over 100 players.
If your group is interested in forming a club of any size or description and want help - email: email@example.com"
Report from Walter Knecht, President PICKLEBALLBC:
"This past weekend Whistler Tennis successfully hosted two pickleball events as part of their GO Fest weekend. The first was a Quick Start to Pickleball clinic Saturday with 12 new or fairly new pickleball participants.
This was followed on Sunday by an all level mixer tournament with 30 participants with many of the Saturday new players participating and six 4.0 + players travelling just for this event.
As Whistler is a 'destination' people from away attended both the Saturday clinic, a PoCo husband wife duo, and the Sunday tournament, one team from Penticton and another from Kamloops.
Future Whistler Tennis events include a Pickleball Rules Clinic, tentative date June 11, a Teach the Teacher session confirmed June 14 (couple spaces still available - see our Clinics page), additional all level clinics June 15 and 16 on request. Soon to be announced will be tournament dates for mid July and mid August.
What a beautiful place to play pickleball."
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