Medals at 55+ Games

Some of our members recently competed in the Kimberly/Cranbrook 2018 55+ Games and were very successful! 

Congratulations to Pete Korvin for his bronze medal in Men’s 4.0 Singles, Carolyn Pate and Anna Edgar for their silver in the Women’s 3.5 Doubles, and to Pete and Anna for bringing home the gold in the Mixed 4.0 Doubles!

Duncan Dazzle Fun Tournament 2018

2018 Duncan Dazzle Fun Tournament

Thanks to Ron and Dee for another successful tournament.

 

 

2018 Mexican Madness Fun Tournament

2018 Mexican Madness Fun Tournament

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at Oliver Woods Community Centre

Thanks to Ronnie and Dee for another successful Tournament!

Media Coverage of Nanaimo Indoor Pickleball Tournament

Here’s an article from Nanaimo News Now reporting on the recently completed Nanaimo Indoor Pickleball Tournament held on June 23-24.

Results are available here.

 

Membership Renewal 2018-2019

Members can now renew their membership online. Please click here to go to the Payment page. Membership renewal is $10 and is valid from May 1st to April 30th.

Next Beginner’s Clinic – Aug 11

Be introduced to the fastest growing sport in North America in a fun and friendly environment.

Open to all skill levels.

Where: Oliver Woods Community Centre

When: 12:30 til 2:30pm

Make sure you wear gym clothes and indoor sneakers as you will be learning the basic rules & skills while playing games.

To register, call Nanaimo Parks and Rec at 250-756-5200. Space is limited so register early.

USAPA Nationals in Casa Grande, AZ Nov 4-12, 2017

Congratulations to Clive Jones from our club who won Men’s 3.5 80+ age group singles Gold Medal at the USAPA Nationals in Casa Grande Arizona! He also competed in Men’s and Mixed Doubles. Inga Makepeace, also from our club, competed in 3 events there and did very well in all three!! Congrats to Clive & Inga and all the other Vancouver Island players competing at this high level pickleball competition.

Mexican Madness Sep 2, 2017

We would like to thank everyone who participated and volunteered  in this year’s Madness  – we would like to especially thank Senor Ron Pitcher and Senoras Dee Pitcher and Nancy Stern for all their organizing efforts.

Nancy leading the Mexican Madness Warm-up

Nancy leading the Mexican Madness Warm-up

Senor Frank  - Mr MC

Senor Frank – Mr MC

The Blue Team

The Blue Team

The Green Team - the player in the front wins the Madness Prize ;-)

The Green Team – the player in the front wins the Madness Prize ;-)

The Yellow Team

The Yellow Team

The Red Team

The Red Team

Our Colour Coordinated Exec Team

Our Colour Coordinated Exec Team

Breaking News!

Pickleball players will now be serving at Beaufort Park thanks to work by Nanaimo Pickleball Club and City of Nanaimo Parks and Recreation.

The club and city hosted a grand opening event Saturday, which saw six courts officially unveiled to players. It was the culmination of a number of years of work by the two groups.

Dave Eaton, Nanaimo Pickleball Club president, said pickleball is increasing in popularity. Plans started three years ago when he began meeting with Richard Harding, city director of parks and rec, and Al Britton, city manager of parks operations.

“We worked out a plan to convert one of the tennis courts at Beban Park into two pickleball courts,” said Eaton. “That went very well and two years ago last May we opened those courts and it was just a huge success. The problem was there was only two courts and a lot of players wanting to play.”

Beaufort Park was decided on as a site for more courts to help alleviate the glut of players.

Coun. Bill Bestwick, parks, recreation and wellness committee chairman, said if there is demand, more pickleball courts could be added.

“I’m certain if the popularity of this venue here proves to be as successful as we think it will, I have no doubt that there will be a third request for another facility and time will tell, but certainly by all the activity that’s going on here … and at the one at Beban Park, I won’t be surprised to see another one in the near future,” said Bestwick.

Dwight Lobson, a pickleball player, was impressed with the new courts.

“It’s awesome,” said Lobson. “It’s a very good court. Nice and even. Lots of people coming out. Last week or so, it’s been just packed like this every morning.”

 

Karl Yu, reporter, Nanaimo News Bulletin

Beaufort Park Pickleball Courts are now open!

Check out the 6 new outdoor pickleball courts at Beaufort Park. Thanks to City of Nanaimo Parks and Rec and the efforts of our Club President, Dave Eaton, for making this happen. To find where the courts are go to the ‘Places to Play’ tab.