Monday, January 19, 2015

PCO Area Ambassador for Westlock, Alberta

We are very pleased to announce that George Oko has been appointed as Pickleball Canada Area Ambassador for Westlock, Alberta effective January 19, 2015 George and many players do not go south for 6 months and they play pickleball indoors all winter in Alberta.  He sees that pickleball is only played outdoors in the summer, he would like to promote it as a winter sport as well.  He runs a pickleball program in Westlock and has done a demonstration in Athabasca.  He holds at least two "Introduction to Pickleball" clinics during the winter.  He would like to promote pickleball as an indoor sport by indicating to 55+ groups that it should be a part of both the Winter and Summer Games. There is no question that grassroots initiatives are driving pickleball's tremendous growth. Tournaments, new members and places to play, and player development are all spawned in communities. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Peachland Winterlude Pickleball Tournament January 31, 2015

Peachland Winterlude Pickleball Tournament  Saturday January 31/2015 at Peachland Recreation Centre BC. 4446 6th street. Registration deadline: January 20, 2015  Cost: $20 includes lunch.  Guaranteed 7 games. Skill rated 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, PCO Tier 4  Sanctioned Tournament   Round robin format. Contact: Michael Carter <mike.carter108@gmail.com> or Ray Timbers’ email: zumba.ninja.ray@gmail.com 250 860 2153

Friday, January 9, 2015

PCO Assistant Area Ambbassador Powell River, B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Vivian Thickett has been appointed as Pickleball Canada's Assistant Area Ambassador for Powell River, B.CThe pickleball group has been playing for about a year and a half and  they now get up to 30 people coming out to play 3 times a week. Vivian is a fitness programmer and BCRPA instructor at the Powell River Recreation Complex with 4 indoor courts and 2 outdoor courts. They are planning a  first tournament on January 17th.  Thank you Vivian for promoting Pickleball in Powell River,

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Puerto Vallarta Pickleball Tournament in Mexico March 11-15, 2015

FIRST ANNUAL
Puerto Vallarta Tropical Pickleball Tournament
March 11-15, 2015
Tournament Venue: The Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center
Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio. No. 999, Zona Hotelera Las Glorias, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.  Book your hotel stay with us: www.PickleballPuertoVallarta.com
Entry Fee  US$ 60 and $10 for an additional event. USAPA members receive a $10 discount
Register now: www.PickleballPuertoVallarta.com - "Player Registration"
Adopt-a-School Program
Not only are we indulging in the beauty and aura of Puerto Vallarta, but we are also leaving a lasting legacy in the community by introducing our amazing sport to middle schools and high schools throughout the city. We are having companies and individuals (or groups of individuals) sponsor a school, and through this sponsorship we are supplying paddles, balls, a net, and will be painting lines on their courts to allow them to practice and fall in love with Pickleball in the same manner we have. During the 3 days leading up to the tournament play dates (March 8-10) we’re inviting you to join us as we travel throughout the city to our sponsored schools, playing and teaching the students the game.
We decided since we have been blessed in our lives we don’t want to merely take, therefore, we are asking and inviting you to join us as we give back to the community from which we will be indulging, and help us prove their community with a new and healthy way of life. When we leave after our tournament there will be middle school and high school Pickleball tournaments throughout the city and we are excited to be a part of influencing this lasting change to the region! Come join us! www.PickleballPuertoVallarta.com - "Giving Back"  Tournament Regulations: All USAPA rules will apply. Limited registration, so register early!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 PCO Sanctioned Tournaments
Peachland Winterlude Pickleball Tournament Jan 31, 2015 Tier 4
Rosebowl Pickleball Tournament (FVP) Feb 20,2015  Tier 3
Nanaimo Pickleball Tournament May 1-3, 2015  Tier 4
Pickleball Kelowna Spring Tournament  May 9, 2015  Tier 3
Kamloops Open Pickleball Tournament  May 30-31, 2015  Tier 4
Pickleball Canada National Western Tournament July 10 - 12, 2015 Tier 1
Pickleball Canada National Eastern Tournament July 10 - 12, 2015 Tier 1

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2015 PCO TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS

2015 PCO TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS   http://www.pickleballcanada.org/2j47251 
31 Jan 2015 Peachland Interlude Pickleball Tournament at Peachland Recreation Centre BC. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Skill rated, PCO Tier 4 Sanctionned Tournament, IFP rules. Round robin format. Directors: Mike Carter and Ray Timbers  mike.carter108@gmail.com
09 May, 2015 Kelowna Pickleball Tournament at Parkinson Recreation Centre, Kelowna, B.C. Tier 3 Sanctionned Tournament, IFP rules. Skill rated. Round robin format.

30-31 May, 2015 Kamloops Open Pickleball Tournament at MacDonald Park, Kamloops, B.C. Tier 4 Sanctionned Tournament, Double knockout format, IFP rules. Men’s, Ladies and Mixed Doubles (men’s and ladies Saturday, mixed Sunday), 3.0. 3.5, 4.0+. Lunch included. Registration fee: 1 event $35, 2 events $50. Tournament Director: Ross Perkin, rossperkin328@yahoo.ca 

USAPA Ambassadors in Mexico and Puerto Rico

USAPA's website has listed all Ambassadors in the USA & Canada by State or Province and also five Ambassadors in Mexico and an Ambassador in Puerto Rico:JA - Jalisco State - Lyall Harrison & Michele Nava for Puerto Vallarta
SO - Sonora State - Ian Vowles for San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas
BN - Baja California North - Dee Turner for San Felipe
BS - Baja California Sur - Steve Herter for Los Barriles

SM - Southwest Mexico - Tom Starrs of Tucson

PR - Puerto Rico - Scott Nelson of Central Florida District