7/21/17

Court Hosts Needed

Court Hosts are needed for Drop In next week. Please sign up now.

If you play Drop In and have not yet been a Court Host, then please join Coordinator Debbie Wagar for a short Court Host Orientation on Wednesday, July 26 at 8am. 

Every Drop In session requires a Court Host. If there is no Court Host then Drop In will be cancelled for that day.   

7/18/17

Footwork at the kitchen line


View this to see how it aligns with what you've been told about footwork at the NVL. 

How to Defend Against Lobbing Opponents

  1. "Pick a fast partner.
  2. If the wind is very fast, try to keep it at your back because it will make their lobs sit in the air and help you hit an overhead shot.
  3. If both players are lobbing and you are losing a lot of points then when your opponent takes his eyes off of you to watch the ball; take two or three steps back and hit an overhead. If a ball should go over your head watch and see how your opponent strokes the ball so you can anticipate how the ball will bounce so you can catch up to it. If your opponent strokes the ball from low to high then you must run about three steps past where the ball bounces because it will jump away from you and cause an error.
  4. If only one opponent is lobbing then hit to the one that is not lobbing.
  5. If both opponents are lobbing good then check and see if they only lob from their forehand side. If they do, then keep the ball to their backhand.
  6. If you see your opponent drops the face of their paddle and is pointing it towards the ground then it should warn you that he is about to lob.
  7. Make a book on your opponents and try to figure out where and when they like lob so can have a jump on the ball and not be surprised.
  8. When the ball is lobbed over your head use my best shot which is calling out “yours” to my partner to go back at an angle and return it. After I yell "yours" then I should slide over sideways and switch sides of the court."
source:  Pickleball Coach


7/17/17

Paddles for sale

Paddletek "Element" paddles are on sale now until August 1st for $97.00 includes all taxes and shipping.  A savings of $15.  






Also for sale the new Paddletek Elongated paddles, 'Helo' $140. and 'Horizon' $130.









email:  mmballet@hotmail.com or text: 250-490-5241

7/15/17

Thanks to Hugh, Roberta, and Theresa

Once again our members have stepped up to make a situation better than they found it.  Thanks to Roberta Hormes who spearheaded a garbage pail clean up, to Theresa who helped her dispose of the garbage, and to Hugh for bringing a recycling bin to the courts.   We really appreciate it.  

Please do your part to help them keep the PB court area clean.  There is a bin at the back of the drop in centre if you would like to help out by emptying the garbage can every so often.

7/13/17

Christina Lake PB Tournament Results

Congratulations to Dave Hobbs who won a silver medal in 4.0 Men's Doubles.  Also, congratulations to James McAdam who won Gold in 3.0.  

7/11/17

PPC Member Yas Athukorala playing at 2017 Nationals in Kelowna


Yas (wearing hat).  This is game 2.  Game 1 is also on you-tube.  

Other news coverage:  If you happened to watch Global News last night (Monday) you may have caught a glimpse of Kim Kopp sampling a pickle from a jar offered by the Global News Reporter.  

7/9/17

Brandon's "Goodbye" Get Together

If you a member of the PPC and know Brandon, then you are invited to an informal get-together at the Bumby house on Friday July 14th (after Mixed Doubles).  Brandon is moving to Kamloops but has promised to visit us for an occasional game.  

695 Pineview Rd  (Pineview Estates). House number 110.

Approximately 7:00 PM or 7:30 PM Friday the 14th -- after Mixed Doubles

Bring a snack.  We will have a card for all to sign.

See you there!  

Hosts:  Jack and Leslie Bumby

7/8/17

Congratulations to PPC Gold Medalists

Congratulations to Laura Tamblyn and Greg Machtaler who won gold in 3.0 Mixed Doubles at the Kelowna Nationals on Saturday, July 8th.

7/4/17

Thanks to our Court Operations Chairman: Terry Iceton

Terry taking a break from his work
around the courts (2017).
You'll notice a new addition to the courts when you go from one court to another -- the gate dividers.  These are thanks to Terry Iceton, our hardworking court operations chairman.

THANKS TERRY!

7/3/17

Thanks to all of the June court hosts.

On behalf of all of the players who play in drop-in thank you so much for your gift of time.

Debbie Wagar (3)
Angela Sielmann
Carolyn King (2)
Mike Carter (2)
Joanne Sampson
Janelle Nunn (4)
Linda Furer
Linda McCracken (3)
Bob Beatty
Cathy Fouchard
Flo Dyck
Ernest Treichel (2)
Terri Draude (3)
Carole Davies
Tom Lawrence
Graham Perrie
Nell Hinchey
________________________________________________________________________________

If you play in drop in and haven't yet had the chance to court host, please sign up.  Debbie Wagar, the court host coordinator, will be there to make sure you know what to do.

Happy Canada Day.

Janice Manders celebrates Canada Day in style.
We are very fortunate to have so many volunteers in the Penticton Pickleball Club.   Janice is captain of the 4.5 Mixed Tournament group and the 4.0/4.5 Ladies Tournament Group. Janice brings a ton of enthusiasm to the groups she captains. Watch her next weekend at the Canadian Nationals in Kelowna.



7/2/17

West Kelowna Scott Moore clinic

There are still some openings in a Scott Moore intermediate clinic in West Kelowna.  The clinician is Scott Moore.  Click here to get a pdf of his clinic details.   The clinic is on July 5th.

7/1/17

Rating clinic skills assessment 3.5. A summary of the process.

Brooke works with some of the 3/5/ 4.0's on the
skill section of the rating assessment.
The Rating Assessment run by the IPTPA (International Pickleball Teaching Professionals Association) consists of three parts.  Part 1 is skill assessment.  Part 2 consists of a modified game where you are evaluated on your ability to do a third shot drop and Part 3 is an assessment of your skills in a game situation.  We only did Part 3 in our recent rating clinic.  To do a full rating assessment you would first do Part 1.  If you passed this then you move to part 2.  If you pass that you move to Part 3.  At any time if you fail you are out for that rating session.   If you are a 3.5 and want to work on your skills, here is the list from Section 1.
  1. windshield wiper dinks (14 out of 20) Note if you don't pass this in the actual test you are out and go home.
  2. 3rd shot drop from transition area backhand cross court (6/10) You get the picture, if you don't do this you are out.
  3. 3rd shot drop from transition area forehand down the line (ball lands in NVZ). (6/10)
  4. 3rd shot drop from transition area Forehand cross court (ball lands in NVZ). (6/10)
  5. 3rd shot drop from baseline - forehand (ball lands in NVZ) (6/10)
  6. punch volley forehand (with control and depth) (7/10)
  7. punch volley backhand (with control and depth) (7/10)
  8. Block volley forehand (drop the ball in the NVZ)(7/10)
  9. Block volley backhand (drop the ball in the NVZ)(7/10)
  10. Overheads  (3/5)
  11. Lobs from the NVZ line.  (3/5)
  12. Serves from deuce court (4/5)
  13. Serves from ad court (4/5)
  14. Return of serves forehand (4/5)
  15. Return of serves backhand (4/5)
If you successfully did all of these skills you would move onto Part 2: A modified game using the third shot drop. 

If you want to work on your skills and need a mentor to help you, book one under the Mentoring tab at the top of the website and cite "Skills test 3.5).   The skills tests are also available for other levels. 



6/29/17

4.5 Tournament players having fun at the courts

From left to right:   Leona (guest), Mike, Janice, Yas, Gord, Nancy, Danny, Kim K, and Kim C.

6/26/17

Highlights of the June 23rd, 2017 PPC Executive Meeting

These are some items of interest to the general membership:

1.  During drop-in, the winning points will remain at 11 regardless of how many players are waiting to play.

2.  Club members may reserve a court for a private clinic by following the Book-a-court guidelines.

3.  If a player has a current Kelowna club rating they will be assigned the same rating by the Penticton Pickleball Club.

4. Don Jeffery and Pat Lawrence were appointed to the PPC Board.  Don was appointed as the new Vice-President of the PPC Board and Pat was appointed to the Director 1 position.  

5.  The club will sell their inventory of Onix Pure 2 pickleballs to Club members at a price point of $3.33/ each or 3 for $10.00. Mark and Kim will be the contacts for the sale of these pickleballs.

6.  Terry Iceton is working with the City to finalize the installation of windscreens and a source of drinkable water.

6/25/17

Buy/Sell Used Equipment

E-mail blast:
The PPC Board has decided to implement a new procedure for members to sell used pickleball equipment using the Penticton Pickleball Club bulletin boards located at the courts. 

If you have a used piece of equipment(s) you wish to sell, you can now post your ad on the PPC Bulletin Boards.  Please contact Evelyn Stafford (estafford10@gmail.com) with a description, price and contact information and Evelyn will post your ad on the bulletin board. Please remember to let her know when you would like the ad cancelled.

If you are looking to buy and/or sell used pickleball equipment look at our club bulletin board at the courts. If you are looking to purchase new equipment please go the the Penticton Pickleball Club Blogspot and look under the "equipment" section.

6/19/17

Summerland Outdoor courts are now up and running.

Post from Summerland Pickleball Facebook page on June 17, 2017.
Two courts in Peach Orchard Park

"The big moment has arrived! Peach Orchard courts are now ready for play. Fences are up and club times have been posted at the gate: Monday to Friday morning 9:00-12:00 and Friday evening 5:00-7:00. Program registration through Sign-Up Genius is now required Monday to Thursday 10:30-12:00 and Friday 5:00-7:00 pm. Drop-in play from 9:00 am until program start. Public play outside club hours every afternoon and on the weekend."   Contact:  250-276-4323; summerland.pball.club@gmail.com.  Member fees:  $10 until the end of August and then $25 for another year.  

6/18/17

Next Executive Meeting June 23rd.

There is an Executive Meeting scheduled for 10:00 AM at the South Main Drop In Centre on Friday June 23rd.  Members wishing to have items added to the agenda are asked to forward them to Mark Tamblyn at mtamblyn@pacificcoast.net by Wednesday June 21st.  

6/16/17

Intermediate strategy advice: Controlling Depth

"Practice controlling the depth of your shots next time you practice or play. 
Hitting deep is highly effective on serves as well as serve returns. But did you ever think to hit the ball "deep" to the kitchen line when you and your opponents are dinking back and forth? Think about the depth of your dinks to pull your opponent in closer and hit one deeper to push them back. Be intentional about it!
If you want to improve, you MUST learn to vary the depth of your shots to make it more difficult for your opponent to track and receive the ball well. While you cannot hit every ball toward the baseline, you should be thinking about hitting deep toward your opponent in relation to their position on the court. Deep shots most often land near your opponent's feet and can help prevent them from moving forward. Sometimes a short drop shot will open up as a result of pushing your opponent deep or vice versa." 
Source: DJ, Pickleball Forum

6/7/17

PLEASE DON'T PARK WITH THE FRONT OF YOUR CAR OVER THE SIDEWALK



We have had a few requests from wheelchair users to make sure our vehicles don't extend over the sidewalk.  PLEASE HELP THEM OUT.

6/4/17

Drop Volleys


For advanced players.   

Note:  Joe calls this a "drop shot" whereas it is more commonly known as a "drop volley".

Doubles Pickleball Strategy 302 - Two Great Misdirection Shots


This is for advanced players.

May's Court Program Volunteers

Many thanks to the following members who volunteered to court host during the month of May.  We couldn't do it without you.
  • Debbie Wagar, (court host coordinator) (X3)
  • Marilyn Tamblyn
  • Kim Coleman
  • Janelle Nunn (X3)
  • Roberta Hormes (X2)
  • Angela Sielmann
  • Joanne Sampson (X2)
  • Joe Fouchard
  • Ernest Treichel
  • Shirley Persson
  • Carole Davies
  • Linda McCracken (X2)
  • Sherry Skaros
  • Cathy Fouchard (X2)
  • Bob Beatty (X2)
  • Pat Lawrence (X2)
  • Evelyn Stafford
  • Mike Carter (X2)
And another round of applause to the program captains who volunteer their time every week.  
  • Mark Tamblyn (4.0, Men's Day)
  • Marty Lewis (3.5+ Ladders)
  • Roberta Meakin and Janice Manders (4.5 Tournament)
  • Janice Manders (4.5 Tournament Ladies)
  • Robert Taylor (3.5+Mixed)
  • Janelle Nunn (Social Mixed)
  • Cathy Heatlie and Gwen Bathgate (3.5 RR)
  • Don and Gail Jeffreys (3.0 RR and 2.5-3.5 ladder)
  • Mike Carter (2.5 RR)
  • Kim Coleman (Ladies Day and Beginners)
And last but not least, the coaches in the Saturday clinics:
  • Mark Tamblyn
  • Rick Felker
  • Dave Lopushinsky
  • Gary Geirlich

6/3/17

How to defeat a banger - a few tips

1.  Push them back.  Try the following combo:
  • deep return of serve
  • neutralizing volley (deep)
  • drop volley (short)
2.  Don't hit out balls.  They'll wind up and hit them hard, so learn when to step out of the way and let the ball go out.  

These tips from Mark Renneson, Third Shot Sports in his live feed on the Pickleball Forum.

6/1/17

Advice for playing against over 70+s

This is a bit of advice from Third Shot Sports with regard to playing against 70+'s (or less agile players).
  1. play side to side angles
  2. up/back lob (bring them forward then send them back).
  3. lob followed by drive to feet

5/29/17

Serving Yips

Post from Sarah Ansboury:

"I have seen many cases of the ball shooting in one direction or another.  At times, it may land in the middle of the net.  The next shot nearly sails over the fence.  It lands in the neighboring court on the left, then the right.  Frankly, for those that have had the serving yips, they don’t have any idea where the next ball will land.
As always we want to be aware of where our paddle starts and finishes. So the very first thing to check, if this happens to you, is your finish position.  Regardless of your level of embarrassment or frustration, hold your finish position and analyze where it is.  Your paddle should be extended flat toward our target.
  • You want to swing from your shoulder, not your wrist, not our elbow;
  • You want to extend out away from your body…to often we become cramped, too close to our body;
  • You want to be fairly upright so your hips and shoulders can naturally rotate into the shot.

Your goal is to allow your body to move effortlessly. Allow your body to turn naturally.  Increase your range of motion."

5/27/17

O2COOL water bottle

Janice Manders brought this water bottle/mister to one of the ladies sessions. Cool idea!!  


ArcticSqueeze Insulated Mist 'N Sip Squeeze Bottle 20-Ounce

Price:  CDN $16.77 Amazon.ca

  • 20-Ounce capacity
  • 2-in-1, Mist 'N Sip function
  • Double wall insulation keep beverages colder, longer
  • Flexible, easy to squeeze bottle
  • Built in carry loop for easy transport


    4.5 out of 5 s


5/26/17

Backing off the line when under attack

Some Penticton players were having a discussion the other day about when it is okay to back off the line. Watch this 19+ gold Minto Open match which will give you some idea.

5/24/17

Organizer opportunity.

The following opportunity is available if one or more of our members would like to organize it.  (It may be a good event for the Social Committee to organize).  Note:  We don't have a Social Committee Chairperson yet but there are some committee members.  See the "Social" page of this website.
________________________________________________________________________  
Pickleball Canada has declared that Saturday August 12th. 2017 will be 
CANADA'S NATIONAL PICKLEBALL DAY

This is what it would involve:
  • on behalf of the Club, sign up with ParticipACTION and request a Play list Day Kit. (the kit contains all sorts of goodies such as posters, frisbees, water bottles, t-shirt, back-packs and banners...)  Qualities are limited.(four weeks delivery).  Sign into ...www.participaction150.com<http://www.participaction150.com/>
  • contact the news media several weeks before the event to gets as much news coverage as possible.
  • book the event on our courts in the Clinic Times (Saturday 12:00 - 2:00).  
If this appeals to you, please get in contact with Mark Tamblyn at mtamblyn@pacificcoast.net.

5/21/17

Stratus paddles for sale

Paddletek "stratus" paddles on sale. Retail for $112. On sale for $95.

New stock of Onyx pure outdoor balls arriving soon. 

Text Roberta 250-490-5241 or email: mmballet@hotmail.com 

5/7/17

Summary of programs for your level.


There are also beginner classes for non-members.  

5/6/17

Thanks to the PPC Mentors!

Many thanks to the following mentors who gave their time and expertise to the players who signed up for the May 6th Meet the Mentor Day.
      • Phil Soo 
      • Rick Felker
      • Janice Clary
      • Sue Hatfield
      • Janice Clary
      • Karen Heinrichs
      • Mike Carter
      • Terry Iceton
      • Kim Coleman
      • Gary Geirlich
      • Mark Tamblyn
      • Marilyn Tamblyn
and thank you to these players who turned up and worked hard:  Kirk, Gail, Robin, Don, Terri, Pat, Kay, Kathy, Michaela, Trudie, Graham, Carolyn, Gloria, Janet and Teresa. 

If you are interested in being mentored on a skill or strategy there is now a "mentorship" sign-up page (see the top of the webpage).  

5/4/17

Want to referee at the Nationals in Kelowna?

Notice from the tournament:

"Pickleball Canada 2017 Referee Volunteers 

Time has been flying and the 2017 Pickleball Canada National Tournament is only 2 months away.  We are starting the planning process for our volunteers and notice that only about 25% of players have volunteered to referee.  As you know, we cannot run the tournament without referees so we need many more of you to step up.  This year's tournament promises to be as big as last year with games being played on 26 courts.

Please email our Referee Coordinator, Riyoko Charlton (riyokocharlton@gmail.com) if you are able to referee.  We will ensure that you are not scheduled to referee at the same time that you are playing.  If you have a preference in terms of which day or time of day, you can let Riyoko know."

You don't have to be registered to volunteer to referee.  Check with Kim Coleman if you have questions.  

5/3/17

Want to buy a Onix Pure 2 ball?

There is a local supplier of this ball.

TOP outdoor balls or Onyx pure 2 balls $4.50/each

Also:  Paddletek paddles made in the USA, from $110.&UP. Apex Pinnacle  $65. Made in Vernon B.C.

Roberta Meakin ph. 250-490-5241 or email: mmballet@hotmail.com 



5/1/17

Founding Members of Penticton Pickleball Club

Another season is upon us and this is a good time to recognize the founding members of the Penticton Pickleball Club (the organization that took over from the Penticton Pickleball Association, (headed by Jack Byron).  Jack, as most of you know, is a PPC Honorary Lifetime Member.

Here is the attendance sheet from the first meeting way back in June of 2015 (in no particular order).

Janice Clary, Tom Lecki, Dave Langen, Dennis Hoffart,Terry Ingles, Robert Taylor, Marty Lewis, Terry Iceton, Karen Heinrichs, Michael Wood, Jan Marsden, Kim Hun Kopp, Marilyn Tamblyn, Mark Tamblyn, Pat Meyer, Rick Felker, Mark Siemens, Carol Siemens, Wendy Strachan, Kim Coleman, Vern Benedictson, Gail Benedictson, Gord McKay, Mark Fynn, Roberta Meakin.

Thanks to all of you for donating your time and/or seed money to get the PPC started.

4/28/17

April 26, 2017 General Meeting Minutes

 Penticton Pickleball Club 
MEETING
Held on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
S. MAIN DROP IN CENTRE, 2965 S. MAIN STREET, PENTICTON

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1. CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm. There were 65 members present. A quorum was established.

2. PRESIDENT’S REPORT - Chairman Mark Tamblyn



  • Mark introduced the 2017 Board – Paul Trustham, Janice Clary, Kim Coleman, Angela Sielmann and Mike Wood (absent). He expressed his pleasure in working with the previous Board and looks forward to working with the new Board on this upcoming season.
  • Mark reported attempts to acquire funding from the Rotary Club and Legacy Fund for the 4 – 6 new courts were unsuccessful. There is a possibility of receiving grant money from the Okanagan Charitable Gaming Association and the Club will submit an application before the deadline. Other fundraising opportunities may be in pledges and sponsorships. More information will follow in the near future.
  • Gary Gierlich will meet with Princess Margaret School to propose that PPC partner with the school in a youth program in exchange for the use of their tennis courts.
  • The question of allowing the use of Club equipment during off season was discussed. The majority of members present (18 in favour, 30 against) were not in favour of Club equipment being used before May 1st and after September 30th. It was decided that Club equipment will not be used out of season
  • A new Club Ratigns Committee chaired by Paul Trustham and consisting of members Roberta Meakin; Mike Wood, Mark Tamblyn and Kim Coleman was formed to address member concerns on “what is rating?” and “how do I increase my rating?” The Ratings Committee will follow the USAPA and PCO guidelines to channel players into the appropriate program. New players will not be channeled through the assessment process. The ratings assessments will only apply to programs and not Drop In. This year the Club goal is to rate the 4.0 level. More information on ratings can be found on the PPC website - www.pentictonpickleball.blogspot.ca.
  • There is a Club Tournament planned for fall 2017 and referees should be trained throughout the season.  Interested parties could sign up in the Kelowna clinics in May or June but Kim Coleman will shadow or help those local club members that need more practice." (corrected 29/4/17)
  • The Club will use a mix of two balls this season, ONIX PURE 2 and DURA 40.
3.  TREASURER’S REPORT (Kim Coleman) 


  • Cash on hand  $13,800.20* (Cash on hand will increase this month due to new memberships) 
  • Expenses:  $ 1, 789.51
  • Balance:  $12,010.69 


4.  COMMITTEE REPORTS 



  • Membership:  Janice Clary reported the Club now has 97 members. A membership form can be found on the website and mailed in or given to Kim Coleman or Janice Clary. Please ensure that couples have different email addresses. If needed, Janice will do another membership drive during the season. The new 2017 membership paddle stickers are green.


  • Programs:  Paul Trustham reviewed the new Program Schedule on screen. Sign Up Genius will continue to be used for registering in various programs. More detailed information can be found on the PPC website - www.pentictonpickleball.blogspot.ca. Two suggestions were raised from the floor with regard to a lower category round robin (2.5 – 3.5) on Tuesdays as well as a “social” couples play on Wednesdays. Six (6) couples showed an interest in this program. Rob Taylor (Mixed 3.5+ Captain) reminded the members that couples play on Friday is for strong 3.5 players. The Appointments schedule was reviewed onscreen by Paul who introduced the Coordinators and Captains to the members.  Marilyn Tamblyn reviewed the Mentorship Program. There is a 3-stage skill development process - #1 skills on the weekend, #2 beginner lessons and #3 Mentorship Program. Marilyn is looking for members to sign up as Mentors. A “Meet the Mentor Day” is planned for May 6th. There is a private clinic planned with Scott Moore on July 6th.

5.  OLD BUSINESS
Marilyn Tamblyn reviewed the registration process for programs through Sign Up Genius. She also reviewed navigating through the Penticton Pickleball website for the benefit of new members. For more information about Sign Up Genius and PPC programs, go to the PPC website: www.pentictonpickleball.blogspot.ca 

6.  NEW BUSINESS 
The new 2017 Court Host Coordinators are Debbie Wager/ Theresa Maktaak. Debbie reminded the group that court hosts are needed for Drop In (Monday-Friday 8:00 – 10:00) and also reviewed the new drop in procedures (white board and paddle rack east fence only). She reminded the members that court etiquette dictates not to walk through the pickleball courts to the far courts, but rather go around the outside. 

7.  OTHER 
Leslie Bumby gave the members a brief introduction to Bumby Ball – a proposed new game to be played socially and may be offered once per month if there is interest. A demonstration of Bumby Ball will be presented on May 12 at 10:00 am at the McLaren tennis courts. 

8. ADJOURNMENT 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 pm followed by a Captains’ Meeting directly after the General Meeting. 

4/25/17

April 26th, 2017 General Meeting Reminder

REMINDER***
A General Meeting of the Penticton Pickleball Club will be  was held WednesdayApril 26th @ 7:00 pm at the S. Main Senior's Drop In Center.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Membership registration will begin at 6:15 pm.  Please bring $75.00 (cash or cheque) if you wish to sign up.   Membership forms are available on line.

4/24/17

Beginners' Lessons

Recommended videos before your first lesson:
Part 1 of 3    Introduction
Part 2 of 3    Serving and Scoring
Part 3 of 3    Rules and Game Play

Beginners can take a max. of 3 drop-in lessons (based on need).  If you then choose to join our club,  the PPC will deduct the drop-in fees from your membership.  Drop-in fees are $5.00/time.   (This offer is not available to existing members).  
To book Beginner lessons on the outdoor courts please contact Kim Coleman at
energy2burn@hotmail.com 

The time for Kim's beginner lessons will vary.

4/17/17

Highlights of the Executive Meeting of April 12, 2017



1.         A Motion was passed to accept the new court layout as presented.

2.       The LGMA (Local Government Management Association) annual conference & AGM held on May 17-18 have asked our Club to provide coaches/ instructors for their pickleball session. 

3.       There will be a Membership Sign Up at the General Meeting on April 26, 2017 starting at 6:15 pm.  Members are asked to bring $75.00 (cash or cheque) to sign up.

4.       Michael Wood presented the Board with a cheque for $2,063 from the proceeds of the Indoor for Outdoor Tournament held in March.  Tentative dates for the 2018 tournament are April 6, 7 and 8th.

5.        The PPC currently has 50 members.

6.      Court Host Coordinators for the 2017 season are Debbie Wagar and Theresa Maktaak.   Drop In Procedures:  The Board approved a new white board be placed on the fence during Drop In to indicate the presence of a Court Host and this season the paddle rack will be placed on the east fence only. 

7.        Michael Wood has agreed to create a “Go Fund Me” webpage for the Club.

8.        The 2017 Program Schedule will be discussed at the General Meeting on April 26.

9.     The Ratings Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 19h @ 1:00 PM at the Drop In Centre.

10.      A Motion was passed so the PPC can approach the staff at Princess Margaret and/or Skaha Middle School to set up a cooperative venture and that the PPC provide instructors and some court time (if available) at non-club times.  In turn the school would provide the outdoor tennis courts for pickleball tournaments as needed.