Read the USAPA October newsletter here.
News release from PICKLEBALLBC:
"We are delighted to announce the merger between BC Pickleball and PICKLEBALLBC is now almost complete. The process will get a boost from the recent appointment of a Board of Directors for the merged entity which will be known as PICKLEBALLBC. The new Board is:
President: Walter Knecht (North Vancouver)
Vice-President: Karen Watson (Burnaby)
Treasurer: Tricia Timmermans (Nelson)
Registrar: Rick Wadsworth (Vernon)
Akira Takeda (Vancouver) - BC Pickleball;
Ken Holman (Chemainus) - PICKLEBALLBC.ca website;
Sylvia Simpson (North Vancouver);
Al Thomson (Victoria) - Referee in Chief."
Congratulations to our Island players that won medals in the Edmonds Paddle Whack tournament played in Burnaby between October 12th & 14th:
Bronze - Men's 4.5 Doubles Randy Oben (Victoria) & Joe Wong (Victoria)
Gold - Men's 4.5 Singles Peter Brix (Victoria)
Bronze - Men's 4.5 Singles Joe Wong
Bronze - Mixed 4.5 Doubles Lissy Rauber (Black Creek) & Thomas Rauber (Black Creek)
Silver - Women's 4.0 Doubles Lissy Rauber (w/Gana Hamilton)
Silver - Women's 4.5 Doubles Damaris Brix (Victoria) (w/Terri Welch)
Silver - Women's 3.5 Singles Becca Stuve (Victoria)
Full results are available here.
Watch and listen to The Pickleball Life - an original song by Miguel Enciso.
Pickleball is the only racquet sport that does not use 'rally-point scoring'. Is 'side-out scoring' holding pickleball back? Do we need 'rally-point scoring' for pickleball to advance world-wide? Listen to pickleball teacher, historian, and thought-leader Steve Paranto as he advocates for rally-point scoring, including how volleyball and badminton made the switch and why.
The BC Seniors Games Society have announced Greater Victoria as the host location of the 2021 55+ BC Games. With five days of competition and cultural events, the 55+ BC Games attract more than 3,000 athletes who participate in over 23 sports, including pickleball. Will this be the ticket to a much needed new dedicated facility?
Read the October 2nd press release here.
The USAPA Board and staff, along with the team at PickleballTournaments.com, have announced the release of the third (and final) phase USAPA Tournament Player Ratings (UTPRs). This is the foundation rating for calculating your UTPR going forward and there will be no more phases. For members of the USAPA your UTPR can be viewed in your 'Member Profile' on the USAPA.org website.
Trying to referee for the first time can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! This official USAPA Referee Quick Start is a no-pressure video that is short, easy to understand and we hope will eliminate any fear and pressure about reffing. It will give you the basics of refereeing for pickleball, with easy to understand 3D graphics, so that you can get out there, have fun, and get started practicing the skills immediately.
The teams that finished last in Division 1 (The Seenagers) and top in Division 2 (DNR) of the VIPA Men's Team League played off on Monday, September 17th for the right to compete in Division 1 next year. The result was a resounding win for The Seenagers (9-0) and perhaps a reflection of the divide between the two divisions.
Score sheets from the match together with final league standings for all 3 divisions and individual stats are available on our 2018 League results and 2018 League Stats pages.
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