Update: Picklemania IV has been cancelled.
Parkgate Community Centre in North Vancouver is the venue for our annual Picklemania tournament to be held on Saturday March 30, 2019. Please arrive early to confirm your attendance (8:30 for those entering level 2.75). We have added extra categories (2.75 and 3.25) to encourage play at the lower levels. Please make your best attempt to enter the appropriate level. We look forward to seeing you at the tournament!
Tournament Social Event: After the tournament, come relax and share stories with your fellow players (time and place to be confirmed).
Our first Social Outing on October 4, 2018 at Sailor Hagar’s Pub was attended by about 32 people and we had a great “pickling session”. Everyone enjoyed socializing with fellow members and their partners.
Comments from the attendees about the venue of the outing were very positive and we are hoping for a bigger crowd for the next outing.
The District of West Van has completed the work at 29th and Marine Drive and there are 3 brand new pickleball courts in that location. Our heartiest congratulations are extended to our sport’s ambassadors-Ed and Lilly Orlovsky, who have dedicated years of hard work towards acquiring some dedicated courts on the North Shore. The courts look great!
A huge congratulation goes out to all our club members who played in the Super Seniors Kelowna tournament – Petar U, Sharon V, Merilyn H, Joanne M, Bruce F and Walt K. We are very proud that Bruce and Walt won the Gold medal in the 65+ years of age in the 3.5 level play category. Well done!
Murdo Frazer hosted a special event to reinforce the notion that pickleball is a sport for all ages. 60 people attended the event which started at 9 am, and 55 of those in attendance brought their paddles and were ready to play.
It was an honour to introduce 7 of our SUPER SENIOR members. Our over-80 members in attendance were Ed and Lilly Orlovsky, Allan and Diana Marr, and John Kennedy. Two of our members playing on Saturday were 92 year old Elmer Helm and 90 year old Jack Hardy. One court at Murdo was designated for the super seniors and they played several games over a few hours. We also had one game where Elmer, at 92 years of age, partnered up with Connor B, a 17 year old club member. Imagine a sport where the age difference of the partners is an amazing 75 years, and they played against two 80 year old players!
Thank you to our Super Seniors for giving us with some good entertainment, and for the inspiration you provide us.
As part of National Pickleball Day, a very successful Learn to Play session was held at Murdo Frazer for family and friends. We introduced the sport of pickleball to 20 new players-4 under the age of 21, and 16 adults. A special thank you to the 10 regular players of our club who assisted on each court to teach and encourage these new players.