Category Archives: Events

Skills Development – Starting Tues Feb 21, 2017

The Comox Community Centre has arranged 6 skills development sessions on Tuesday nights starting Feb 21, 2017, 5:30 – 6:30pm. The instructors are Sjouke Lehmann (SJ) and Joe McNeil. The cost is $5.00 plus GST for each session. Registration is through the Comox Community Centre. Max of 8 persons per session.


Class 1 – Basic skill improvement of forehand, backhand, serve and return of serve, tips and drills and strategy
Class 2 – Basic net play, drills and strategy
Class 3 – Advanced net play drills
Class 4 – 3rd shot strategies and mid court play
Class 5 – Lobs and return of lobs, more drills for partnerships
Class 6 – Tournament tips and advanced play – special doubles strategies.

Referees Clinic – Thurs Feb 23, 2017

The Comox Community Centre is allowing us to offer a one hour clinic on Thursday February 23, 5:30 – 6:30. One only needs to show up, sign in at the desk and pay the drop in fee.

Introduction to Scoring and Refereeing in Pickleball


1) become more comfortable with the rules and regulations of the game
2) attain confidence in calling errors
3) learn how to score by physically recording the game
4) be able to apply this knowledge by scoring/refereeing games at routine play
5) ultimately become confident in scoring/refereeing NON SANCTIONED GAMES

Comox/Campbell River Fun Day

Saturday, March 11th at Comox Recreation Centre

Play Divisions:
1. Fun Group:
16 players from Campbell River
16 players from Comox Valley

Registration: 9:15-10:00 a.m.
Play: 10:00-12:30 p.m.

2. Competitive Group:
16 players from Campbell River
16 players from Comox Valley

Registration: 12:15-1:00 p.m.
Play: 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Comox players: Contact: Judy Osborne email Judy or call 250-703-0340
or Jenny Kennedy email Jenny or call 250-339-0165

Campbell River players: April Hull email April or call 250-337-2341

Deadline: Noon, February 25th
Please remember to state category of play & contact info.
*Note: If too many entries, names will be drawn. Players will be notified by March 1st

Cost: $3.25 to be paid at Comox Recreation Centre Front Desk.

Snacks will be provided.

Xmas 2016 Potluck

Here’s some photos and a video from the Xmas potluck the other night!
Click first photo to start the slideshow
Thanks to Alan Pattinson for the photos and video

Christmas Silent Auction at the Dec 20 potluck

Here are the items for the silent auction taking place at the Dec 20 potluck
Click here for the PDF

1. Oceanfront house for two nights/three days:

Three acre walk on waterfront on Denman Island. Also included one four hour private session on pickleball courts. Could hold a small tourney, picnic lunch get together, bbq, etc.

(Thank you Rod Hamilton)

Denman Island House Denman island House

2. Handcrafted quilt:

(Thank you SJ)

3. $100 Gift Certificate for Crown Isle:

(Thank you Kurt Nielsen, LandQuest Realty)

Crown Isle Gift Certificate

All items will be available to bid on during the potluck. Prizes will be assigned to the highest bidder at the conclusion of the evening.

Christmas Potluck and Social Play

Yay! We have our Christmas Potluck coming up!

When: Tuesday December 20, 2016
Where: Comox Community Centre
Time: Play pickleball 12:30 – 4:30 pm all levels
Potluck: 4:45 PM in multipurpose room
Food: Bring a dish to share; e.g., salad, main or dessert
6-8 servings
Cost: $5.00 per person to help with cost of supplies
Invite your spouse or a friend.
Gift exchange: Please bring something regifted or homemade and wrapped to put under the tree.
Sign-up: Please sign up ASAP and let us know the food you are bringing as well as paying your $5.00. Sign-up sheets
will be circulated during pickleball play times.
Fund raiser: There will be a 50/50 draw so bring coin.
Further information: Jenny or Carol

Nanaimo Pickleball Tournament Results

Another awesome tourney hosted by Nanaimo Pickleball Club at Oliver Woods facility last weekend, June 25-26, 2016. It is always first class, runs so smoothly; such an awesome facility with 8 indoor courts. I heard that 90% of the competitors are from outside Nanaimo. A big congratulations to our CVPA Winners!

CVPA Winners

Women’s Doubles 3.5 – GOLD – Deborah Houston (Anna Edgar)
Women’s Doubles 3.5 – SILVER – Elizabeth Folk (Margie McWilliam)

Men’s Doubles 3.5 – BRONZE
(Harold Osborne and Rick Folk could have played for Bronze, but there was a miscommunication and they left as they thought they were finished the competition, so the other team won by default).

Mixed Doubles 3.5 – GOLD – Lizzy and Thomas Rauber
Mixed Doubles 3.5 – BRONZE – Deborah Houston and Kurt Nielsen

Men’s Singles 3.5 – SILVER – Thomas Rauber

Click here for all the results

Anna Edgar & Deb Houston

Anna Edgar & Deb Houston – Women’s Doubles 3.5 GOLD

Thomas & Lizzy Rauber

Thomas & Lizzy Rauber – Mixed Doubles 3.5 GOLD

Kurt Nielsen & Deb Houston

Kurt Nielsen & Deb Houston – Mixed Doubles 3.5 BRONZE


Ladies Doubles 3.5: Sandy Milliken, Jane Rich-Bronze, Anna Edgar, Deborah Houston – Gold, Margie McWilliam, Elizabeth Folk – Silver


Singles 3.5 Darrell Pearse – Bronze, Mike Priestly – Gold, Thomas Rauber – Silver