THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN! and Patty Tougas for the report.
Thankfully the rain stopped Friday
night and with the help of Jim Patterson, Sue Anderson and Patty Tougas in the
early morning, the courts were made dry enough by the time the session began at
10am. Eighteen people showed up to
register with Margaret Kennedy and so we quickly taped two of the back tennis
courts with kitchen lines to allow for all to participate on 4 courts. Our coaches were Heather Fleming, Salma
Mitha, Jim Patterson and Dave Fairall.
Betty Eisenhauer was our photographer and Ann Westwood and Margaret
doubled up for ball girls which was a much-appreciated asset on the expansive tennis
courts. The participants were all very
engaged and so happy to learn the simple basics of the game and thoroughly
enjoyed playing games up to 5 pts which gave them many opportunities to mix and
mingle with the other players.
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!