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.
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!
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
March 16th: CVPA and Comox Rec. Centre hosted Campbell River pickleball players in an afternoon of fun and competitive categories of play. A team of 16 traveled south to meet up. We kept it light and didn’t bother with tracking scores and just concentrated on the opportunity to get to play with different players and the opportunity to socialize with our fellow players. Thank you to Harold, Judy and April for organizing this event. Also, special thanks to Carol and Jenny for organizing all our treats to help keep our energy up.