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Thunder Bay District Health Unit officials said 29 of its 197 cases are related to spread among people who played pickleball,



“Fifty clubs, 4,000 members that want an answer so they know what to do,” said Kirk Jensen, the president of Pickleball Alberta.



he Thunder Bay District Health Unit is warning local pickleball players of possible exposure to COVID-19 infection. Three people who played the sport at at least two local facilities test positive



In the past pickleball in Campbell River, British Columbia, was limited to 50-plus members but no longer!



After months of shutdown during the transition from a YMCA to the Boys and Girls Club, followed by a few more months on pandemic hiatus, indoor pickleball has made its triumphant return to Fort Erie, Ontario.



Andrew Finlay is throwing down the gauntlet. He’s challenging all pickleball players to help raise money for the My Y is Resilient campaign.



The Wawa, Ontario, Pickleballers may have a winter pickleball venue.



A one-of-its kind pickleball facility opened in south Edmonton, Alberta, on Sunday.



Pickleball enthusiasts have more opportunities to play at G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre in Saanich British Columbia this fall.



Two new tennis/pickleball courts at Dakota Collegiate in Winnipeg Manitoba were officially opened recently.



A team of local athletes -Tom and Heather Myndio, Richard and Valerie Boras and Michael Wagner and Glen Novak headed to Okotoks earlier this month for the first event of the year in a season otherwise wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic.



Moving from an outdoor activity indoors can be a challenge at the best of times, but for the Quesnel Pickleball Club, preventing the spread of COVID-19 has complicated their plans.



Noise resulting from a burgeoning sport in Akinsdale is prompting St. Albert to consider installing soundproofing at the Alpine Park pickleball courts.



It’s an oddly named sport that’s surging in popularity — and now pickleball enthusiasts in the St. John’s area have another place to play, with Green Belt Tennis Club offering up its courts for sessions.



For Pickleball court expansion in Kamloops, BC, at a cost of $75,000, including $12,000 paid for by the pickleball community tennis courts at the west end of Riverside Park would be repurposed for pickleball.



Anne Cogdon doesn’t regret switching her tennis racket for a pickleball paddle. Cogdon took up pickleball after injuring her shoulder playing tennis a few years ago. She said she stopped playing for a few years and just recently decided to start again in November.



Youngsters in Port Colborne will be getting a boost from the city’s pickleball players thanks to a local fundraising tournament being hosted next month.



Pickleball is the fastest-growing recreational activity in many communities across North America, and Meaford is no exception.



It’s like tennis, badminton and table tennis all rolled into one.



SASKATOON — Pickleball may be a funny sounding name, but with the way the sport is expanding in North America, it’s no joke.



Over the last few years, Pickleball has emerged as one of the most popular drop-in activities that are offered to the residents of Golden, British Columbia



Guelph has pickleball fever.

The sport, a hybrid of ping pong, badminton and tennis, is growing in leaps and bounds, particularly popular among the city’s senior community, where there is up to a 12-month waiting list with 64 people looking to join the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) Pickleball Club.



The Town of Oliver, British Columbia, is applying for an “age-friendly” grant to support its senior population



‘A form of exercise that you don’t think of as exercise’

Pickleball is the fun game with the funny name, with nary a pickle in sight. This sport has been around for over 70 years but has really taken off in the region over the last decade; first with seniors, and now all ages are getting in on the fun.



No, pickleball is not the “savior sport” for seniors nor was it sent directly from God. However, it is “player friendly” for seniors.



Nanoose Bay residents are asking to play racquet sports at their only outdoor recreational facility. Residents say Jack Bagley Park has deteriorated and is no longer used for any recreational or sporting events.



Dec 9, 2019 – Tereza Verenca Jennifer Stahn. (via Contributed) A Kamloops filmmaker has received more funding from Telus Storyhive. Jennifer Stahn is the recipient of a $20,000 Telus Storyhive grant, one of 40 recently handed out in B.C. and Alberta. The local resident and her crew received $50,000 from Telus earlier this year, to bring a documentary about […]



Pickleball Association of Ontario president pays visit COMMUNITY Nov 29, 2019 Pickering News Advertiser   Pickleball Association of Ontario president Jim Parrott, middle, presented Richard Sogawa and David Werry with the first Merrie Lee ambassador award for their work in establishing the 1st Pickering Pickleball Club. – Photo supplied by John Valera PICKERING — Richard Sogawa and…



Pickleball clubs are not typically the target of outraged social media posts. But Red Deer Pickleball Club has felt the brunt of online critics after recently accepting a $40,536 grant from local MLA Adriana LaGrange.



The new pickleball hub at Blackwell Park will be the focal point of the inaugural Sarnia Cup. Sarnia will be one stop on the first-ever Canadian Pickleball Series next year. The cross-country series of tournaments is being organized by Sports Travel Experts.



Adam MacVicar Global News Posted November 27, 2019 9:07 pm A grant handed out by Alberta’s provincial government earlier this week is receiving some backlash on social media. The $40,000 grant was given to the Red Deer Pickleball Club during a cheque presentation with Education Minister and Red Deer North MLA Adriana LaGrange. The funding […]



Until recently the word pickleball was not known in the sports lexicon, and for that matter, not mentioned in dictionaries or encyclopedias. Well, things are rapidly changing in the world of sports. “What a fun sport this is,” says Edilia, an enthusiastic player.



 pickleballnewbrunswick@gmail.com Pickleball New Brunswick/Pickleball Nouveau Brunswick The Fastest Growing Pickleball Province in Canada/La province de pickleball à la croissance la plus rapide au Canada WHERE TO PLAY IN NB/OÙ JOUER AU NB Bathurst Bathurst – Exterior / Extérieur Dieppe Fredericton Grande-Anse Grand Manan Moncton Moncton – Exterior / Extérieur Riverview Sackville Saint John Shediac –…



Sarnia’s new pickleball hub has helped land it a spot on a cross-country tour next year for the emerging sport. Tyler Kula Published on: November 22, 2019 The grand opening of the Blackwell Park Pickleball Hub, which has six new courts, was scheduled for July 6. (Handout/Postmedia Network) Sarnia’s new pickleball hub has helped land […]



Do you hear that? The rhythmic pops. The sounds of laughter in the air. The friendly cheers and high-fives. Those are the sounds of pickleball vacations calling your name!



Pickleball tournament to raise funds for St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation It will happen over three days in late February  Nov 8, 2019  By: KitchenerToday Staff ST. MARY’S GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION ************************ St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation, The City of Waterloo and The Waterloo Pickleball Club have teamed up to bring together pickleball players and […]



A recent trip to England to play pickleball rekindled plenty of family memories for Debbie Lawrance. Last month, the White Rock, British Columbia resident and pickleball enthusiast – in an email she uses the word ‘crazed’ to describe her devotion to the sport – travelled to Nottingham, England for the inaugural English Open Tournament.



A unique partnership resulted in the Richmond Pickleball Association holding its first-ever official the event.

When the Richmond Curling Club learned of the fast-growing organization via recent article in the Richmond News, it welcomed the association to its facility since the ice was out over the summer.



As for pickleball becoming the next sport in the Olympics, “I can see it all ready,” Quintero said . “I would say it will be in the Olympics in the next 10 years,” Ngo predicted.



It’s out with the old and in with the new – for users of all ages – in Lower Sunningdale Park. Just in time for the long weekend, the city announced on Friday that equipment needed to play pickleball and other fun sports is now available in the LIVE 5-2-1-0 Playbox, located next to the park’s new multi-sport court.



Powell River Peak August 28, 2019 – Winners at various levels show of the medals they claimed at a recent pickleball tournament held at Oceanview Education Centre. Participants from Powell River were joined by players who travelled from Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast for the event on Sunday, August 25.



In two years, Pickleball Regina has seen its membership climb from around 30 to more than 700, while the number of pickleball courts has struggled to meet demand. Lynn Giesbrecht, Regina Leader-Post – August 25, 2019   Pickleball Regina board member Allan Carpentier, left, and Pickleball Regina president Karen Rust, right, stand in the Canada […]



  City of Courtenay adds pickleball courts Martin Park lacrosse box Aug. 23, 2019 Lacrosse, pickleball, and recreational ball hockey players in the Comox Valley can expect smoother shots and better games thanks to a newly upgraded playing surface at Martin Park in Courtenay. The renovated courts are located at 20th Street and Choquette Road,…



    Pickleballers tackle first fun tourney at newest North Saanch courts Saanich Peninsula Pickleball Association has more than 145 paying members The Saanich Peninsula Pickleball Association recently held its first fun tournament at the Wain/Birch Road outdoor pickleball courts. The courts were installed last year by the District of North Saanich much to the…



Upcoming Tournaments/Tournois à venir 2019: Bathurst Open Pickleball Tournament – September 28th and 29th Riverview Harvestfest Fun Mixer Tournament, September 28th UNBSJ/Port City Pickleball Club Pickleball Tournament, October 5 (see pdf below for details) Hartland Open Pickleball Tournament, October 5   Saint John Open Money Pickleball Tournament- October Dieppe Open Pickleball Tourney – November 9 & 10 PCPC […]



[caption id="attachment_12089" align="alignnone" width="300"] There’s a plan to expand the number of pickleball courts in Delta over the next three years.[/caption] More pickleball courts are coming to Delta. Delta council has approved a construction contract of just over $1 million to provide pickleball courts at Dennison Park in Tsawwassen and Chalmers Park in North Delta. […]



A woman playing pickleball. January 24, 2017. (Photo by Ron B from flickr) By Josh BoyceAugust 19, 2019 Sarnia-Lambton residents now have a new way to stay active and healthy. The pickleball hub officially opened just over a month ago at Blackwell Park. Sarnia Parks and Rec Director Rob Harwood said it’s been a popular […]



Reader Letters – August 17, 2019 A player prepares to serve the ball during a game of pickleball. Jason Kryk / Windsor Star   Pickleball is good for mind, body and soul The Kingsville Pickleball Club would like to send hearty congratulations to the Town of Tecumseh and the Tecumseh Pickleball Club on the commitment […]



John R. Bell Contributing Writer – August 17, 2019 Sechelt Mayor Darnelda Siegers (centre) with club members and new players on National Pickleball Day. – Tom Pinfold Photo Last Saturday at Sechelt arena, the Sunshine Coast Pickleball Association (SCPA) celebrated National Pickleball Day by inviting people to give the game a try for the first…



National Pickleball Day celebrated in Barriere – a success By Judi Klontz On Saturday, August 10, 2019, National Pickleball Day was celebrated in Barriere. Pickleball has only been played for nine months in Barriere, and those that play were keen to share the sport with members of the Lower North Thompson. Susan Armstrong brought her…



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