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)
Secretary: Tricia Timmermans (Nelson)
Registrar: Rick Wadsworth (Vernon)
Akira Takeda (Vancouver) - BC Pickleball;
Ken Holman (Chemainus) -PICKLEBALLBC.ca website;
Silvia 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.
The USAPA Board and staff, along with the team at PickleballTournaments.com, have announced the release of the third (and final) phase USAPA Tournament Player Ratings (UTPRs). This is the foundation rating for calculating your UTPR going forward and there will be no more phases. For members of the USAPA your UTPR can be viewed in your 'Member Profile' on the USAPA.org website.
Trying to referee for the first time can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! This official USAPA Referee Quick Start is a no-pressure video that is short, easy to understand and we hope will eliminate any fear and pressure about reffing. It will give you the basics of refereeing for pickleball, with easy to understand 3D graphics, so that you can get out there, have fun, and get started practicing the skills immediately.