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.
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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.