It's been a LONG winter which is finally behind us. The snow is almost done, the daffoldils are poking through and rumour has it that the robins are back. Must be time for Pickleball on the Island.
Starting May 1 at 10:00 AM, we have access to the facilities. There has been some discussion about adding additional times on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. We will be discussing that more when we first meet. In the meantime, our hours will continue to be: Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 10: 00 AM - 12:00 PM [regular and ladder play] and Thursday evening 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ish for drills and competition preparedness.
For those that want to get a good lesson from some of the best players in Ontario, please note the clinic being offered in North Bay, Thursday June 20, 2019 at Nippissing Unviversity, Robert J Surtees Student Athletic Centre.
Jean Rance continues on a roll with her second medal this season.
Jean and Alan Sargeant (left), silver mixed 3.5 Toronto Cup
You might want to check out the new ratings information from Pickleball Canada.
Ratings are not just for competitive play. They can be used for all players at all skill levels. An FAQ is being developed and should be published within the month.
In the works is an update on Officiating including the establishment of an officials national registry. Stay tuned.
and finally.... As Pickleball Canada moves closer to making an application to Sports Canada for national recognition and funding, it is important that all players information be kept up to date. Take a moment to sign in to your Pickleball Canada account, sign the waiver, and update your account as required. A strong National Organization is critical for the development of the sport in Canada. You can make a difference.