Sunday, December 22, 2013

2013 Year in Review Pickleball Canada

Year in  Review Pickleball Canada Organization (PCO) in 2013 
PCO Website sponsors - 3 new sponsors in 2013,  increased from 3 to 6 sponsor ads.
Sanctioned tournaments: increased from two sanctioned tournaments in 2012 to four sanctioned tournaments in 2013 (Nationals, Nanaimo, Osoyoos, Ontario).
Membership numbers: increased from 539 in 2012 to 730 in 2013.
Club Memberships: started in July, 2013, two Club Memberships added about 130 new members.
Places to Play: added about 50+ new Places to Play in Canada, number of start-up groups, indoor and outdoor courts, new players have also increased.
National Tournament: number of National Tournament participants increased from 165 in 2012 to 230 in 2013.
Tournament Points: number of players with Tournament Points increased from about 30 players in 2012 to 80 players in 2013.
Skill Rated tournaments: number of tournaments have increased, some tournaments in B.C. have started skill rated tournaments such as BC Senior Games, Vernon, Penticton.
Clubs and Groups: many more new clubs and groups are formed in B.C.(e.g. Nanaimo, Victoria and Vernon Pickleball Club, Thompson Okanagan Pickleball Enthusiasts) , Ontario and other provinces.
Ambassadorsnew Provincial Ambassador for Saskatchewan Carol Martens-Clappison, Number of Area Ambassadors have increased in all provinces.
All in all, 2013 has been a good year for PCO !!!

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