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National Pickleball Day a Huge Success!

On Sunday, August 13th, Comox Valley Pickleball Assoc. celebrated National Pickleball Day with a goal to get 150 people out in celebration of Canada’s birthday and participACTION 150. We succeeded in attracting close to 150 players of all ages and levels of play, including first time players ranging from children with their parents to seniors.

The 6 tennis courts at Lewis Park in Courtenay were taped to create 12 pickleball courts and the two practice courts were used for teaching. After their lessons the newbies joined in with the more experienced players and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was a FUN day as players of all levels came together for some games and a chance to socialize and see old friends and to meet new ones.

A thank you to Courtenay Recreation for the use of the tennis courts and a big thank you to Royal LePage Real Estate for so generously providing and setting up a tent for our use. Also, thank you to all who joined in so enthusiastically to make this a great event.

CVPA Annual General Meeting, Thurs Sept 7, 2017

CVPA AGM Thursday Sept 7, 2017 6:30 pm
Upstairs at the Comox Community Centre

All members are welcome to attend. We urge you to show up and share your ideas or suggestions or just listen and be updated on our club’s progress.

Members willing to serve as Directors are requested to forward their names no later than August 31st, 2017 to: Wayne Niemi, Elections Officer.

CVPA Indoor Tournament 2017 – Video and photos

CVPA Indoor Tournament 2017 RESULTS

CVPA would like to thank all the players and volunteers for a very fun and successful tournament!

Ladies 3.5

Gold: Patti Hawkins and Evie MacDonald, Comox Valley
Silver: Chantal Grassman, Powell River and Donna Wilson, Deep Bay
Bronze: Elizabeth Folk, Comox Valley and Jane Curell, Campbell River

Mens 3.5

Gold: Ray Bradford, Saltair and Tom Sharpe, Ladysmith
Silver: Wayne Niemi, Comox Valley and Darrell Pearse, Powell River
Bronze: Ted Holekamp and E.J. Duncan, Comox Valley

Ladies 4.0

Gold: Teresa Sandiford, Nanoose Bay and Kerry Savory, Victoria
Silver: S.J. Lehman and Lissy Rauber, Comox Valley
Bronze: Claudia McLean, Chemainus and Pauline Davidson, Nanaimo

Mens 4.0

Gold: Dave Fontaine and Keith Windle, Comox Vlaley
Silver: Rod Hamilton and Clay Toresdahl, Comox Valley
Bronze: Bob Stoffberg, Langley and Mark Beynon, Vancouver

Mixed 3.5

Gold: Ray Bradford, Saltair and Arlene Thome, Chemainus
Silver: Wayne Niemi and Caren Niemi, Comox Valley
Bronze: Dave Fontaine and Diane Fontaine, ComoxValley

Mixed 4.0

Gold: Rod Hamilton, Comox Valley and Theresa Orcutt, Nanaimo
Silver: Thomas Rauber and Lissy Rauber, Comox Valley
Bronze: Douglas Taylor, Comox Valley and Beverly De Haitre, Victoria

Prizewinners are as follows:

Saturday am:
1. Two nights at Gift By The Sea: Patti Hawkins
2. Hot Chocolates Gift Basket: Jeanine Bird
3. Pickleball Paddle – Highstrung Racquets: Brenda Stewart

Saturday aft:
1. Two nights on Denman: Bev Anderson
2. Comox Golf Club: Lynn Hodge
3. Hot Chocolates Gift Basket: Pauline Davidson

Sunday:
1. Two night Carriage House – Comox: Livio Tedesco
2. Hot Chocolates Gift Basket: Leigh Carter
3. Pickleball Paddle: Willie Baase

CVPA would like to give a huge thanks to all our sponsors for this event:
Dr. Ron and Helen Wilson
Rod and Kim Hamilton
Darcy and Carol Walters
Hot Chocolates and Cakebread Artisan Bakery
Comox Golf Club
Longlands Golf Course
Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation
Secret Drawers Lingerie
Happy’s Source for Sports
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
McDonalds
Your Dollar Store With More
Bulk Barn
John’s Independent Grocer
London Drugs
Shopper’s Drug Mart Comox
Calorie Connection
Highstrung Racquets
Waypoint Insurance
LandQuest Realty- Kurt Nielsen

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.

Objectives

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.